In August, Pinacoteca will host a major international exhibit called Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985. In a ground-breaking way, the show seeks to give greater visibility to the work of women artists born in Latin American nations, focusing on output between 1960 and 1985, a key period in the history and development of contemporary art.
The exhibit will gather 260 works, including photographs, videos and other experimental media, by more than 100 artists representing fifteen countries. Among the show’s highlights are emblematic artists such as Brazil’s Lygia Clark, Cuba’s Ana Mendieta and Argentina’s Marta Minujín, along with lesser known names such as Cuban abstract artist Zilia Sánchez, Colombian sculptor Feliza Burztyn, and Brazilian video-artist Leticia Parente.
The historic show was organized by the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, USA) curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta, and will be shown at the Brooklyn Museum (New York City, USA) before opening at the Pinacoteca. It is followed by the exhibit titled Mulheres artistas: as pioneiras (1880–1930) [Women Artists: The Pioneers (1880–1930)], held in Pina in 2015, brought a new perspective on how women entered the Brazilian art system, emphasizing the processes of training they had access to, and their affirmation as professional artists.
(Photo: Ana Mendieta, Untitled (Facial Hair Transplants), 1972 (estate print 1997), suite of seven estate color photographs, four sheets: 13 1/4 × 20 in. (33.7 × 50.8 cm); three sheets: 20 × 13 1/4 in. (50.8 × 33.7 cm). Courtesy of The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC, and Galerie Lelong, New York. ©The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, L.L.C.)