Writing Architecture of/in Latin America in a Global Context: A Discussion on Latin America in Construction

“Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980” at the Museum of Modern Art

“Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980” at the Museum of Modern Art. photo / provided

Barry Bergdoll, Museum of Modern Art/Columbia University
Mary Kate O'Hare, CITI
Zeuler Lima, Washington University in St. Louis

Respondent: Visiting Associate Professor Jim Williamson, Cornell University
Moderated by: Associate Professor Esra Akcan, Cornell University

This evening panel will discuss the exhibition "Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980," displayed at the Museum of Modern Art, in the context of the global history of architecture as a historiographical and curatorial field. After Barry Bergdoll's presentation on his experience of co-curating the exhibition, Mary Kate O'Hare, the curator of the award winning exhibition "Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America" (Newark Museum, 2010), and Zeuler Lima, the author of the acclaimed biography Lina Bo Bardi about the Italian-born Brazilian architect (Yale University Press, 2013), will comment on the exhibition in relation to their own contributions on writing and curating the history of artists and architects from Latin America. A brief response by Jim Williamson and a discussion moderated by Esra Akcan will follow the presentations.

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