Among many art exhibitions that opened this fall in Los Angeles, the one I was most excited to see was the solo show of Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto at Tanya Bonakdar, a New York gallery that opened a local outpost in 2018. For the occasion, Neto created a cozy environment full of color, sound, and smells, where visitors were encouraged to relax, touch, interact, and connect. Viewing Neto's work in LA is a rare occurrence indeed. An admired figure in contemporary art, with strong gallery representation and a vital presence in exhibitions all over the world, the artist had not shown here since 2003. Even though it may seem surprising...
Curating Latin American Art at MOCA, 1996–2015
Alma Ruiz is senior fellow with the Center for Business and Management of the Arts at Claremont Graduate University. Formerly senior curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, she curated exhibitions on the Italian and Latin American postwar periods and on emerging artists. She is curating an exhibition on Diana de Solares for the Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles.
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Alma Ruiz; Curating Latin American Art at MOCA, 1996–2015. Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture 1 April 2020; 2 (2): 83–89. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/lavc.2020.220008
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