LATIN AMERICAN ARTISTS OF ITALIAN DESCENTARTISTAS LATINOAMERICANOS DE ASCENDENCIA ITALIANA
ARTISTI LATINOAMERICANI DI DISCENDENZA ITALIANA
The IDB Cultural Center
August 15 to October 21 2011
Mon-Fri, 11 AM to 6 pm PM
The IDB Cultural Center joins this year’s official celebrations in Washington, DC on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, with a number of activities scheduled for the second part of 2011.
The first is the exhibition LATIN AMERICAN ARTISTS OF ITALIAN DESCENT (August 15 to October 21, 2011), featuring 25 works drawn from the IDB Art Collection, representing a number of Latin American countries with a significant Italian migration, and calling attention to the important cultural synergy that has intertwined the destinies of Italy and Latin America for more than five hundred years. Most of the names of the artists are already familiar to the general public, such as Amighetti, Figari, Pettoruti, Matta, and Frasconi, to name a few.
The works were selected by Félix Angel, Director and Curator of the IDB Cultural Center. The Center has invited Cristina Rossi, Professor of Latin American Art and researcher at the Julio E. Payró Institute for the Theory and History of Art of the University of Buenos Aires, to cooperate as guest essayist for the catalogue, and discuss the interaction of experiences between Italy and Latin America.
Free and open to the public
Inter-American Development Bank
Cultural Center GALLERY
1300 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC.