Archival Program Information
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Friday, March 11, 2011
Museum Lecture Hall, The Getty Center

9:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 12, 2011
Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach (MOLAA)

9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 13, 2011
Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach (MOLAA)

9:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Admission and parking is free. Reservations required for each day. (There will be a a $25 fee per day ($15 for students) for refreshments and lunch, day two and three.) For more information please contact

Mapa quemado/Burned Map / Zabala
An international group of scholars, curators, museum directors, and artists discuss new approaches to the study and presentation of Latin American art in the 21st century. This symposium focuses on three key areas: the role of the museum in the collection, contextualization, and representation of Latin American art; the production of revisionist art histories through innovative research methodologies, new interpretative frameworks and archive-based scholarship; and experimental curatorial models ranging from historic to contemporary case studies for the interpretation and presentation of art from Latin America.

There is no registration fee for the symposium. Lunch can be purchased at the Getty Cafe for the symposium sessions held at the Getty Center. A $25 fee per day ($15 for students) for refreshments and lunch will be charged at the time of registration for the symposium sessions held at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. For more information, or to register for the symposium, contact or visit

Confirmed participants:

Rodrigo Alonso (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Marcelo Araújo (Pinacoteca, São Paulo)
Magali Arriola (Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City)
Joaquín Barriendos (Universidad de Barcelona)
Tanya Barson, (Tate Modern, London)
Estrellita Brodsky (Independent curator, art historian, and philanthropist, New York)
Tania Bruguera (Art Institute of Chicago)
Gustavo Buntinx (Micromuseo, Lima)
Luis Camnitzer (State University of New York College at Old Westbury)
Arturo Duclos (Artist, independent scholar, and curator, Santiago de Chile)
Rita Eder (Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Mexico City)
Cecilia Fajardo-Hill (Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach)
José Falconi (David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University)
Cristina Freire (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de la Universidad de São Paulo)
Andrea Giunta (University of Texas at Austin)
Beatriz González (Museo Nacional de Colombia, Bogota)
Robin Adele Greeley (University of Connecticut)
Inti Guerrero (Independent curator, Amsterdam)
Michael Krichman (inSite, Tijuana/San Diego)
Miguel López (Red Conceptualismos del Sur, Lima)
Natalia Majluf (Museo de Arte de Lima)
Cuauhtémoc Medina (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City)
Maria Angélica Melendi (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte)
Taiyana Pimentel (Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City)
Ivonne Pini (Universidad de los Andes, Bogota)
Mari Carmen Ramírez (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)
María Inés Rodríguez (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León)
Alma Ruiz (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles)
Osvaldo Sánchez (Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City)
Guillermo Santamarina (Independent curator, Mexico City)


Long Beach
Accommodations within walking distance of MOLAA with shuttle service available to and from the Getty Center on March 11:
Avia Long Beach Hotel: (866) 644-2842
Ask for the MOLAA rate, mention "Latin American Symposium Attendees"

Los Angeles
Accommodations with shuttle service to the Getty Center:
Luxe Hotel Sunset Blvd: (800) 468-3541
Ask for the Getty rate, mention "Latin American Symposium Attendees"
*Please note this hotel does not provide shuttle service to MOLAA. Guests will have to make their own transportation arrangements.