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Saturday, May 12, 2012

RUFINO TAMAYO AND MEXICAN MODERNISM

CONFERENCE | MAY 19 @ 3:00 PM
RUFINO TAMAYO AND MEXICAN MODERNISM: Dr. Anna Indych - Lopez

Known for his captivating use of color, Rufino Tamayo created a unique form of modernism in Mexico. At the forefront of taking on the international/national and abstraction/figuration debates that preoccupied modern Mexican artists during 1920s and 1930s, he promoted a new type of abstract figuration that privileged personal myths while also engaging with issues of Mexican cultural identity. He challenged the monumentality, politicization, and institutionalization of mainstream Mexican Art of his time, especially Muralism, in which he also took part, to warn of the limits of nationalism and the necessity to incorporate internationalism/universalism into diverse aesthetic programs. Tamayo synthesized the aesthetics of the European vanguards with Mexican content and form in a dynamic tension. His refusal to be didactic, yet his insistence on promoting Mexican aesthetics and motifs, has had a profound legacy on the development of modernism in Mexico, the United States, and Europe, places he lived and worked throughout his life.
Dr. Anna Indych – Lopez will discuss Tamayo’s various aesthetic influences, the contexts in which he worked, and the ways in which he constructed a new paradigm for Mexican painting.

MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
2829 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009
FREE ADMISSION. RSVP RECOMMENDED.
rsvp[at]instituteofmexicodc.org

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