Rethinking Abstraction: Women Artists in Latin America
Throughout the twentieth century, Latin American women artists have actively shaped the artistic languages of their time. Yet, they have largely been left out of art historical accounts and exhibitions until very recently. This class will explore the significant contributions of these female innovators to the development of key movements in their respective countries with a specific focus on Geometric Abstraction and Informalism. We will examine the experimental constructivist practices of Lygia Clark and Judith Lauand; the chromatic structures of Fanny Sanín and Carmen Herrera; Elsa Gramcko’s sui generis approach to Informalism; and the female-centered proposals of Feliza Bursztyn and Zilia Sánchez. The class coincides with the special exhibition of the Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from October 21, 2020 through January 18, 2021.
Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.