Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

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This presentation offers a final opportunity to see the show, following its success both at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Brooklyn Museum in New York. The major group exhibition brings together over 280 artworks by 120 women artists, looking at the female body as a form of expression of social and political criticism during one of the most turbulent periods in recent history.

Curated by British Venezuelan art historian and curator Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Argentine researcher Andrea Giunta, the show is the first in history to present an extensive mapping of the experimental artistic practices of Latin women artists and their influence on international art production. In total, 120 artists will represent 15 countries, bringing together more than 280 works in a variety of techniques and on different supports, such as photography, video, painting and others. Its presentation in São Paulo includes the collaboration of the Pinacoteca’s Chief Curator Valéria Piccoli.

By giving visibility to a remarkable artistic production created between 1960 and 1985 by women who lived in Latin American countries, and by Latina and Chicana women born in the United States, Radical Women addresses a gap in the history of art. The exhibition presents works by some of the most influential artists of the 20th century including Lygia Pape, Cecilia Vicuña, Ana Mendieta, Anna Maria Maiolino, Beatriz Gonzalez and Marta Minujín – alongside that of less well-known artists such as the Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez, whose works are imbued with geometric abstraction and eroticism, the Colombian artist Feliza Bursztyn and the Brazilians Leticia Parente, one of the pioneers of video art, and Teresinha Soares, sculptor and painter who has recently been attracting international attention.