Archives: 2013: Libertad de Expresión: the Art Museum of the Americas and Cold War Politics
Libertad de Expresión: the Art Museum of the Americas and Cold War Politics
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma
Date:
05 October - 05 January 2014
Venue:
555 Elm Avenue, Norman, OK 73019-3003, Oklahoma, USA

During the Cold War, the Organization of American States, formerly the Pan American Union, actively promoted artists from Latin America and the Caribbean that demonstrated affiliation with influential modernist styles such as Constructivism, Surrealism, Art Informel and Abstract Expressionism. José Gómez Sicre, the Visual Arts Specialist of the OAS, exhibited artists sympathetic to international trends in contemporary art, with the intention of demonstrating the cosmopolitanism of Latin artists and emphasizing freedom of expression in the American republics.

The exhibition features more than 60 artists, including Joaquín Torres-García, Roberto Matta, Jesús Rafael Soto and Carlos Cruz-Diez.

 
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Physichromie 965 (1977), 100 x 150 cm

For more information, visit: www.ou.edu

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