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The Politics of Taste: Ana María Reyes on Beatriz González

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Central

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and open to all

Contact: Block Museum of Art   (847) 491-4000

Group: Block Museum of Art

Co-Sponsor: Department of Art History

Category: Academic


In the ’60s and ’70s many Latin American artists seized opportunities to reinvigorate the arts through the aesthetics of urban popular culture, impoverished materials, recycling strategies, ephemeral interventions, movable graffiti, and practices of dematerialization. Colombian artist Beatriz González is one such artist who forged radical new aesthetics that call attention to urban consumerism as well as appropriation, recycling, and reproduction. Ana María Reyes, Assistant Professor in Latin American Art History, Boston University will discuss her forthcoming book, The Politics of Taste: Beatriz González and Cold War Aesthetics (2019) which examines González’s essential legacy in Latin American art history.

Presented by The Block Museum in partnership with the Northwestern University Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of Art History.

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