Archives: 2017: Palimpsestus: Image and Memory
Palimpsestus: Image and Memory
Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States
Date:
07 December - 25 March 2018
Venue:
201 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006, United States

"Palimpsestus: Image & Memory" surveys the main artistic trends and visual cultures that have developed in Latin America in the second half of the 20th Century. The term "palimpsest", a capitalistic practice stemming from the scarcity of paper as a good for fifteen centuries, is appropriated by the curator to conceptualize the relativity and interrelation of art narratives and aesthetic discourses. It explores art movements from abstraction to new figuration as well as collective memory, through an experimental curatorial exercise based on anachronistic and antagonistic visual essays. Taking its methodological frame from Aby Warburg’s Atlas Mnemosyne and from Harald Szeemann’s catalyst exhibitions, Palimpsestus aims to become a posteriori and an empirical source of interpretation and critical thinking.


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

Exhibition Artists: Yolanda Andrade, José Balmes, Gracia Barrios, Luis Brito, Roser Bru, Juan Carlos Cáceres, Inés Córdova, Carlos Cruz-Diez, José Luis Cuevas, Ernesto Deira, Juan Downey, Paz Errazuriz, Roberto Fanztozzi, Marisa González, Muriel Hasbun, Graciela Iturbide, Gyula Kosice, Guillermo Núñez, Roberto Matta, Leopoldo Méndez, Pedro Meyer, Marco Ugarte, José Clemente Orozco, Marta Palau, José Guadalupe Posada, Roberto Schettini, Javier Silva Meinel, Joaquín Torres García, Jorge de la Vega, Osvaldo Vigas, Alejandro de Villota, and Javier de Villota.

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