The Getty Center
Date: Friday–Sunday, November 3–5, 2017
Time: Friday, November 3, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.;
Saturday, November 4, 9:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.;
Sunday, November 5, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Location: Museum Lecture Hall
Past Event

Organized to complement the four Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions at the Getty, this three-day international symposium addresses the distinct conditions that led to artistic achievements, urban transformations, and cultural and social innovations in the ancient Americas and in Latin America across the centuries. Day one addresses the pre-Columbian Americas, with speakers highlighting the meaning and exchange of precious materials used for ritual and adornment. Day two begins with nineteenth- and early twentieth-century urban growth and changes in the main capital cities in Latin America, and continues with an exploration of the role of photography in the construction of a national imaginary in Argentina. Day three engages histories of artistic experimentation in concrete art in Argentina and Brazil from the 1940s to the 1960s.

The Getty's four Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions, Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas; Photography in Argentina, 1850–2010: Contradiction and Continuity; The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830–1930; and Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, open at the Getty Center on September 16, 2017.

Click here to see the full schedule of presentations. PDF, 2.6 MB.

This event is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA takes place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 60 cultural institutions across Southern California, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

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