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The Politics of Taste: Ana María Reyes onBeatriz González

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
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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November
20
6 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Wed November 20, 2019
6 PM

Location:

The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Audience:

Free and open to the public

Details:

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 (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 the Department of Art History.

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Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu