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Sylvia Palacios Whitman is guest speaker at LATIN AMERICAN/LATINO ART SYMPOSIUM TO PREVIEW PACIFIC STANDARD TIME: LA/LA

On May 5th, 2017, in collaboration with the Getty and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, Frieze held a symposium in New York to address topics featured in the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, which comprises exhibitions and public programs that explore Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

Sylvia Palacios Whitman was one of the guest speakers of the second panel, that promoted the show Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill. The exhibition will present the extraordinary contributions of women artists from Latin America and those of Latina and Chicana descent in the U.S., who were working from 1960-1985, when there was a radical experimentation in art and activism in the women’s rights movement. The touring exhibition, which also included works by Lenora de Barros, will be presented at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, in September 2017, and the Brooklyn Museum, New York, in 2018.

The third panel focused on the upcoming show Learning from Latin America: Art, Architecture and Visions of Modernism, in which Lais Myrrha will be included.  This exhibition, curated by Clara M. Kim, at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 2017-18, will feature the work of 30 contemporary artists from Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela, among other countries, who have engaged with the history of modernist architecture in Latin America.