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Creating: The Vison of Beatriz González, Modern Colombian Artist
Friday, November 8, 10:00–11:30 A.M. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet, 77005.
Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Beatriz González: A Retrospective is the first large-scale U.S. exhibition of the work of this renowned Bogotá-based artist. Born in 1938, Ms. González’s career spans over 50 years, and she is one of the few living representatives of the “radical women” generation from Latin America. Her works critique the power imbalances, marginalization, and cultural colonization perpetuated by the circulation and demand for Western goods and ideas. The exhibition will also bring to light Ms. González’s political artistic production, which began in the 1980s when she felt compelled to take an ethical and critical stance towards the violent situation in Colombia. Join us as co-curator Mari Carmen Ramírez guides us through the exhibition!
Mari Carmen Ramírez is the Wortham curator of Latin American Art and director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) at the MFAH. Since her arrival at the museum in 2001, Ms. Ramírez has led a long-term transformation in the appreciation and understanding of Latin American and Latino visual arts in the United States and abroad through acquisitions, research, exhibitions, publications, and a free online digital archive.