Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

“Next September, the Hammer Museum presents Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, a groundbreaking exhibition that will constitute the first history of experimental art practices in Latin America by women artists and their influence internationally. Addressing an art historical vacuum, Radical Women will give visibility to the artistic practices of women artists working in Latin America and US-born Chicanas and Latinas between 1960 and 1985—a key period in Latin American history and in the development of contemporary art. Fifteen countries will be represented in the exhibition by 120 artists, with more than 280 works in photography, video, and other experimental mediums. Among the women included are emblematic figures such as Lygia Pape, Ana Mendieta, and Marta Minujín alongside lesser-known names such as the Cuban-born abstract artist Zilia Sánchez, the Colombian sculptor Feliza Bursztyn, the New York-born Puerto Rican photographer Sophie Rivera, and the Argentine mixed-media artist Margarita Paksa. The exhibition is guest curated by Dr. Cecilia Fajardo- Hill and Dr. Andrea Giunta as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. … This exhibition will consider an approach to feminism that is relevant to the artists’ geographic context and their specific political and social backgrounds. In Latin America there is a strong history of feminist militancy that—with the exception of Mexico and some isolated cases in the 1970s and 1980s—is not widely reflected in the arts. In the case of Latina and Chicana artists working in the United States, they were responding to patriarchal politics as oppressive as those faced by their counterparts in Latin America as well as to a second-wave feminism that was often indifferent to the issues faced by women of color. Radical Women proposes that the works of these artists are both aesthetically and politically radical, putting forth feminist agendas while engaging in social and political critique as well as the exploration of female sensibility with both covert and overt links to political feminism. …”
Hammer Museum
Guardian – Radical women: how Latin American artists rebelled with their work
Hammer Museum (Video) – Radical Women Sneak Preview
The Radical Work of Women Artists in Latin America from 1960 to ‘85
YouTube: Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 – Curator Conversation 9:10

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