Talks & Readings

“Mário Pedrosa: On the Affective Nature of Form,” with Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro

SUN, Sep 24, 2017
3 pm

Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

Mário Pedrosa (1900–1981) was one of the most important Latin American thinkers of the 20th century. A public intellectual, Pedrosa was committed to the debate on the future of society in both cultural and political terms. His writings on art and politics were central to the work of many artists, including Hélio Oiticica and his contemporaries. 

This talk by curator Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro explores Pedrosa’s life and legacy through an examination of the exhibition Mario Pedrosa: On the Affective Nature of Form, co-curated by Perez-Barreiro and Michelle Sommer and currently on view at the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid through October 16, 2017. The talk will be followed by a conversation between Pérez-Barreiro and Elisabeth Sussman, Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Donna De Salvo, Deputy Director for International Initiatives and Senior Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, co-curators of Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium.

Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro is the director and chief curator of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and curator of the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo (2018).

Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 members, students, and seniors).

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