(Nan Goldin photography by anti.deity)
The MALBA museum of Latin American Art inaugurates today a much awaited exhibit on American Contemporary Art.
Named after Don McLean’s song American Pie, about the loss of innocence of the 60`s generation, the exhibit explores the cultural transformation of the United States through the pieces of seven renowned American contemporary artists; Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Nolan and Paul Mc Carthy.
More than a hundred pieces including photographs, installations and paintings from public and private collections will be showcased, kicking off the museum’s 2012 exhibit calendar.
Parallel to Bye Bye American Pie, the museum will also be inaugurating Brailles y relecturas de la Biblia, an important exhibit on Leon Ferrari, an Argentine artist who, like his American counterparts, also explores themes relating to cultural and political dominance.
Both exhibits will be open to the public from the 30th of March to June-July.
Other collections being displayed at the MALBA include their new acquisitions exhibit, and their permanent Latin American Art from 1945-1990 showcase. However, many of the most relevant pieces of the permanent collection will not be available to the public as they will be displayed in the Houston Museum of Fine Arts until October.
The MALBA also has a monthly program of historic, arthouse and independent films that are screened from Thursday to Sunday. Find their program here.
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