- Regina Silveira and Thomaz Farkas participates in exhibition that investigate the modern utopias in Latin America
Tag: Regina Silveira / Thomaz Farkas / Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA
The works of Regina Silveira (Porto Alegre, 1939) and Thomaz Farkas (Budapest, 1924 / São Paulo, 2011) can be seen in Memories of Underdevelopment, an exhibition opening on September 17th at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) as part of Pacific Standard Time LA/LA 2017 program.
Memories of Underdevelopment intends to examine the ways in which Latin American artists from the 1960s to the 1980s responded to the disillusion felt towards the promise of modernization in postwar Latin America, when many military dictatorships took power in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela. The work Populares sobre cobertura do palácio do Congresso nacional no dia da inauguração de Brasília, 1960, by Thomaz Farkas, is representative of the time before the disillusion, while Regina Silveira's Brazil Today, 1977 series, portrays the following period and epitomizes a socially engaged art form.
Memories of Underdevelopment runs until January 21. For more information, please visit the museum's website.