Celebrating the unprecedented convergence of events involving more than 20 Brazilian artists in New York City, Latitude celebrates this month of May promoting an event and relationship content at The Museum of Modern Art.
The event started with a conversation between Antonio Sergio Bessa, Director and Curator of the Bronx Museum, and Luis Pérez-Oramas, curator of Latin American Art The Museum of Modern Art, Mary Sabbatino, vice president of Galerie Lelong and Pablo Leon de la Barra, curator of Latin American Art at the Guggenheim UBS MAP. All these personalities talked about the engagement of their institutions with Brazilian artists throughout the years having the city of New York as a stage.
After the debate, guests had the opportunity to take guided tours to the exhibition "Lygia Clark: the Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988" three days before its official opening to the public. All guests received a printed guide of events featuring Brazilian artists on show at the time at institutions, commercial galleries and art fairs. This material was also distributed by Latitue team at every venue in the map, including the 6 Latitude member galleries participating at Frieze New York (A Gentil Carioca, Casa Triângulo, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Mendes Wood DM, Vermelho, Galeria Jaqueline Martins) that took place from May 8 to 11 as well as Galeria Estação featured at Outsider Art Fair.
Latitude took the occasion to launch the tablet publication “Plataforma” developed in partnership with Brazilian art magazine seLecT.
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