• Magali Lara
  • Cecilia Fajardo-Hill
Art Movements
  • Conceptualism

Thursday, February 2, 2023
5:00 PM EST


Please join us for a live online conversation between artist Magali Lara and curator Cecilia Fajardo-Hill on Lara’s multimedia work and her career-spanning interest in the limits and possibilities of diagrams, plans, and maps.

Magali Lara (Mexican, b. 1957) has mined the subjects of personal experience, identity, and desire in her text-based practice, which has ranged from performance and installation to collage and artists’ books. In her introspective drawings and watercolors Individualidad Medio Ambiente—Interior/Exterior (1978), Valores sociales, personales, etc. (1978), and De lo amoroso, personal, confidencial, etcétera (1982), she established relationships between the mind, the body, and the environment in methodical charts, reminiscent of mental maps, that structure the shifting contours of biography. Such works take up the form and function of cartography—with its goal of ordering the world around us—in order to push beyond it, deflecting it inward to the subjective properties of the self.

This event is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Political/Subjective Maps: Anna Bella Geiger, Magali Lara, Lea Lublin, and Margarita Paksa at the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA). The conversation will take place in English and will be hosted on Zoom, and a recording will be made available online after the event.


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