Alexander Alberro is the Virginia Wright Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at Barnard College and Columbia University where he teaches modern and contemporary European, US, and Latin American art, as well as the history of photography. His writings have been published in a broad range of journals and exhibition catalogues, and translated into numerous languages. He is also the author and editor of numerous books, including Abstraction in Reverse: The Reconfigured Spectator in Mid-Twentieth Century Latin American Art (2017); Working Conditions: The Writings of Hans Haacke (2016); Luis Camnitzer in Conversation with Alexander Alberro (2014); What is Contemporary Art Today? (2012); John Miller: The Ruin of Exchange (2012); Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings (2009); and Art After Conceptual Art (2006). Alberro is presently completing a book-length study, The Shape of Contemporary Art, that focuses on the transformation of the infrastructure of art in the new geography of globalization. He is the founding editor of the University of California Press’s book series Studies on Latin American Art, which commissions publications of art history and cultural practices emerging from Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the Latin American diaspora in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
This panel discussion on the Argentine conceptualist and performance artist and cultural icon Marta Minujín and her new book MINUCODEs featured the artist in conversation with Alexander Alberro (Barnard College/Columbia University) and Catherine Morris (Sackler Family Curator, Brooklyn Museum). The conversation was moderated by Gabriela Rangel (Americas Society) following introductions by Edward J. Sullivan.
ABOUT THE LATIN AMERICAN FORUM
The Latin American Forum is a series of public lectures about the arts of the Americas, supported by ISLAA. These talks, interviews, and conversations with artists, curators, and scholars promote the advanced understanding of modern and contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art. As a conversational space for the creation of knowledge, it aims to build bridges that allow the exchange of ideas, resources, and methods within the field. Established by ISLAA and The Institute of Fine Arts in 2011, the Latin American Forum is held regularly at The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, throughout the academic year in different formats, including panel discussions, conversations, and lectures. It is coordinated by Edward J. Sullivan and organized by graduate students.
Gabriela Rangel is an independent curator and writer based in Brooklyn. From 2004 to 2019 she was director of visual arts and curator at Americas Society, New York, and from 2019 to 2021 she was artistic director at MALBA, Buenos Aires.
Edward J. Sullivan is Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art at New York University. He is the author of more than thirty books and exhibition catalogues on Latin American and Caribbean art.