Part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, this exhibition will reappraise the contribution of Latin American women artists and those of Latino and Chicano heritage in the United States to contemporary art.
In a way that no other exhibition has done previously, Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 will give visibility to the artistic practices of women artists working in Latin America and US-born women artists of Latino heritage 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 more than one hundred artists, with 260 works in photography, video, and other experimental mediums. Among the women included are emblematic figures such as Lygia Clark, Ana Mendieta, and Marta Minujín alongside lesser-known names such as the Cuban-born abstract artist Zilia Sánchez, the Colombian sculptor Feliza Bursztyn, and the Brazilian video artist Leticia Parente. The artists featured in Radical Women have made extraordinary contributions to the field of contemporary art, but little scholarly attention has been devoted to situating their work within the social, cultural, and political contexts in which it was made. This groundbreaking exhibition will constitute the first genealogy of feminist and radical art practices in Latin America and their influence internationally, thereby addressing an art historical vacuum. Radical Women will also include a national tour and a scholarly publication.
BRAZIL Mara Álvares (1948) Claudia Andujar (1931) Martha Araújo (1943) Vera Chaves Barcellos (1938) Lygia Clark (1920-1988) Analívia Cordeiro (1954) Liliane Dardot (1946) Lenora de Barros (1953) Iole de Freitas (1945) Anna Bella Geiger (1933) Carmela Gross (1946) Anna Maria Maiolino (1942) Marcia X (1959–2005) Ana Vitoria Mussi (1943) Lygia Pape (1927–2004) Letícia Parente (1930–1991) Wanda Pimentel (1943) Neide Sá (1940) Regina Silveira (1939) Teresinha Soares (1927) Amelia Toledo (1926) Celeida Tostes (1929–1995) Regina Vater (1943)
VENEZUELA Mercedes Elena González (1952) Marisol (1930) Margot Romer (1938) Antonieta Sosa (1940) Tecla Tofano (1927) Ani Villanueva (1954) Yeni & Nan (1977–1986)
Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 is organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative of the Getty with arts institutions across Southern California. The exhibition is guest curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Andrea Giunta with Marcela Guerrero former curatorial fellow, in collaboration with Connie Butler, chief curator, Hammer Museum.
Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 is made possible through lead grants from the Getty Foundation.
Major funding is provided by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation and Eugenio López Alonso. Generous support is provided by the Vera R. Campbell Foundation, Marcy Carsey, Betty and Brack Duker, Susan Bay Nimoy, and Visionary Women.
Additional support is provided by the Radical Women Leadership Committee and the Friends of Radical Women.
Radical Women Public Engagement programs are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Media sponsorship is provided by Cultured magazine, KCET, and KCRW 89.9 FM.
Exhibition design by Sebastian Clough.
RADICAL WOMEN LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE
Susan Bay Nimoy, Chair
Betty Duker Catherine Benkaim and Barbara Timmer Estrellita and Daniel Brodsky Richard Buckley and Tom Ford Vera R. Campbell Marcy Carsey Beth Rudin DeWoody and Firooz Zahedi Manuela Herzer Nancy Lainer Mihail Lari and Scott Murray "In Honor of Our Mothers, Jacklyn E. Murray and Yasmeen Lari” Agnes and Edward Lee Leslie and William McMorrow Viveca Paulin-Ferrell and Will Ferrell Brenda Potter Mark Sandelson Jennifer Simchowitz Visionary Women
FRIENDS OF RADICAL WOMEN
Rosette Delug Mauro Herlitzka David Hoberman Audrey Irmas Deborah Irmas ISLAA Bettina Korek Cindy Miscikowski Dori Peterman Mostov and Charles Mostov Proyectos LA Kathleen and Chip Rosenbloom Diane and Michael Silver Susan Smalley and Kevin Wall Sotheby’s Pamela J. Smith Simone and Kerry Vickar Pamela West
SUPPORTERS OF RADICAL WOMEN
Lili Bosse Linda and Bob Gersh Gloria Gerace Heidi Hertel and Greg Hodes Linda Janger Philip Mercado and Todd Quinn Angella and David Nazarian Shelley Reid Nancy and Miles Rubin Chara Schreyer Graham Steele