Found Poetry: Retelling Word and Image
Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Alvaro Barrios and Fernando Bryce, artists featured in New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930–2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions, use newspaper clippings, comics, and advertisements, as well other documentary images and texts, in order to reflect upon history, popular culture, and issues of identity. For this evening's reading, these artists read poetry that has informed the political and social consciousness of their work. Mónica de la Torre, poet and translator, joins them, offering her own selection of poetry about Latin American politics and identity. Following the reading, Luis Pérez-Oramas, The Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art at MoMA and organizer of the exhibition, moderates a discussion. Selected readings are in Spanish.
In conjunction with the exhibition New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930–2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions
Revitalizing Frank O'Hara's legacy and MoMA's historical commitment to poetry, this series invites poets and performers to bring the literary tradition to the Museum's collection. They read historical works and their own work that reflects on modern and contemporary art.
Tickets ($10; members $8; students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) can be purchased at the lobby information desk and the film desk. Online purchase will be made available shortly.