Nationalism and Identity in Latin American Art. Excerpts from Gary Nader Collection. The exhibition will feature celebrated artwork by Gustavo Acosta, Ángel Acosta León, Pedro Álvarez, José Bedia, Fernando Botero, Claudio Bravo, Tania Bruguera, Mario Carreño, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Pedro Figari, Julio Galán, OsGêmeos, Walter Goldfarb, Oswaldo Guayasamin, Guillermo Kuitca, Wifredo Lam, Julio Larraz, Los Carpinteros, Armando Mariño, Matta, Manuel Mendive, Carlos Mérida, Beatriz Milhazes, Armando Morales, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Édgar Negret, Amelia Peláez, Rene Portocarrero, Diego Rivera, Tomas Sánchez, Rufino Tamayo, Joaquín Torres García and José Antonio Velásquez, among others.
“It is in Gary Nader’s remarkably complete collection of Latin American, South American and Caribbean Art, from Mexico to Brazil, large countries to small islands, that the trends, styles, social and political concepts and essential paradigms may be understood and experienced. The collection affords the audience the opportunity to explore Latin American art through the lens of time and place, in and out of its ties to European and North American modernism and understand each stylistic category as representative of a nation as much as the international art world. It also tells the story of these complex territories through images that range from traditional and academic, regional to global”. Carol Damian, Ph.D.