Nov 20th 2019

In the ’60s and ’70s many Latin American artists seized opportunities to reinvigorate the arts through the aesthetics of urban popular culture, impoverished materials, recycling strategies, ephemeral interventions, movable graffiti, and practices of dematerialization. Colombian artist Beatriz González is one such artist who forged radical new aesthetics that call attention to urban consumerism as well as appropriation, recycling, and reproduction. Ana María Reyes, Assistant Professor in Latin American Art History, Boston University will discuss her forthcoming book, “The Politics of Taste: Beatriz González and Cold War Aesthetics” (Duke University Press 2019) which examines González’s essential legacy in Latin American art history.

Presented by The Block Museum in partnership with the Northwestern University Department of Spanish and Portuguese and NU Art History (Northwestern University Department of Art History)

Image: Beatriz González. Los papagayos, 1987. Oil on paper. 29 1/2 x 78 inches. Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, gift of Jorge M. Pérez. Photo: Oriol Tarridas

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