“Mário Pedrosa: On the Affective Nature of Form,” with Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro
Where: Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort St.
212-570-3600 Price: $10
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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.