Born of Informalismo: Marta Minujín and the Nascent Body of Performance
Artist(s)/Author(s): Marta Minujín
Format: Book
Keywords: Exhibition Book
ISBN: 978-1-952136-12-2
Date Aired/Exhibited: 3/3/2022
City Produced/Published: New York
Reference Number: ST.32974.MI
Location: Stacks
Acquisition Date: 5/6/2022

"The Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) is delighted to present Born of Informalismo: Marta Minujín and the Nascent Body of Performance, curated by Michaëla de Lacaze Mohrmann, opening on March 3, 2022. The third in a series of exhibitions on Latin American modernism and its legacies, this show examines the early work of trailblazing Argentine artist Marta Minujín (b. 1943), tracing her trajectory from informalist painting and sculpture to performance.

Presenting three of Minujín’s informalist paintings from around 1959 to 1961 alongside exhibition catalogues, photographs of sculptures, and documentation of the 1963 happening La destrucción (The Destruction), this exhibition highlights Informalismo’s importance as a key conduit for Argentine experimental art of the 1960s. Whereas many accounts of the movement have focused on the production of a small contingent of male artists, this show encourages a reconsideration of its heterogeneity, transnational context, and sociopolitical framework through Minujín’s work, paving the way for additional research into its role in late twentieth-century Latin American art."- ISLAA Press Release

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