Abstraction from Latin America: A Trending Market
The Latin American art market is a growing segment of fine art auctions and sales. The strongest trend in the Latin American art market in the last 10 years has been the rediscovery of the abstract art movements from the region. In the past several years, major museum exhibitions have been dedicated to abstract art from Latin America, such as the Museum of Modern Art’s retrospectives of Uruguayan artist Joaquín Torres-García and Brazilian artist Lygia Clark, and the important retrospective of work by Venezuelan artist Gego at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh co-organized an exhibition of Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, which is now showing at the Art Institute of Chicago. In this course, explore different movements, including constructivism, MADI, Mexican abstraction, and kinetic art, as well as their roots. Artists to be discussed include Jesús Rafael Soto, Carlos Cruz-Diez, and Gego, as well as contemporary artists like Cildo Meireles and Beatriz Milhazes. Mornings feature lectures and afternoons include onsite visits to galleries and museums.
You'll Walk Away with
- The ability to appraise Latin American art, especially abstract art
- Knowledge of Latin American art styles and movements
- Prospective and practicing appraisers
- Art professionals and art enthusiasts