• The ESCALA booth featuring our Artist Editions

    The ESCALA booth featuring our Artist Editions

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3 June 2010 - 6 June 2010

The University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art is pleased to announce that it will be participating in PINTA, The Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Show at its first London edition at Earl’s Court from June 3 – 6, 2010.

PINTA London Public Programme at Pinta Auditorium

Organised by
Isobel Whitelegg (Research Officer and AHRC Fellow), University of the Arts Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN), University of the Arts, London
Joanne Harwood (Director), University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA), University of Essex, Colchester
Miriam Metliss (Learning and Access Officer), University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA), University of Essex, Colchester


Friday 4 June. Session One: Latin America and the UK

3.45pm General Introduction
Joanne Harwood, Isobel Whitelegg & Miriam Metliss outline the aims and content of the wider public programme
4.00-4.15pm Latin American Art & The UK in context - history and contemporary practice
Isobel Whitelegg and Taína Caragol, Curator of Education, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico
4.15-4.45pm Presentations and responses from the panel, to include:
Alessio Antoniolli, Director, Gasworks
Ana Laura Lopez de le Torre, UK-based Uruguayan artist
Ann Jones, Independent Arts Consultant
4.45-5.00pm Questions from the floor, moderated by Isobel Whitelegg and Taína Caragol

Friday 4 June. Session Two: Market Geography

5.00pm Introduction by Taína Caragol
5.15 - 5.45pm Discussion (moderated by Taína Caragol) with:
Nina Miall, Curator, Haunch of Venison, London; Niccoló Sprovieri, Director, Sprovieri Gallery, London and Rio; Henrique Faria, Director, Henrique Faria Fine Art, Caracas; David Batchelor, London-based artist and writer

Saturday 5 June. Session Three: Collections Collecting

How are Latin American art/artists placed within permanent public collections?

3.45pm Introduction by Professor Dawn Ades, Director, and Joanne Harwood, Director and Curator, University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art
4.00 - 4.40pm Collection presentations/statements by:
Gavin Delahunty, Curator, MIMA
Tanya Barson, Curator of International Art, TATE
Joanne Harwood, Assistant-Director, UECLAA
Bartomeu Marí, Director, MACBA
4.40 - 5pm Questions from the floor, moderated by Dawn Ades

Saturday 5 June. Session Four: Collected Works

Private collectors are invited to choose one work that indicates how Latin American artists relate to others in the collection, or how they represent a particular moment in the collector's engagement with Latin American Art.

5.00pm Introduction by Isobel Whitelegg
5.10 - 5.40pm Collectors presentations:
Catherine Petitgas, collector and Art Lecturer with an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London; Chair of Latin American Acquisitions Committee and the International Council Committee at the Tate and is a Trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery.
Guy Brett, art critic, curator and lecturer
John Evans, collector and co-founder and curator of the Lodeveans Collection
5.40 - 6pm Questions from the floor, moderated by Isobel Whitelegg


Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June

Co-ordinated by Miriam Metliss

UK-based artists Lucia Pizzani and Alexandre da Cunha, with Independent Curators Kiki Mazzucchelli and Maria Claudia García, will each lead a group of 10-12 people around PINTA fair, selecting particular works in advance for discussion. The tours will be approximately 45 minutes long and will encourage the participation of the public.

Tours will depart from the stand.

Saturday 5 June, 2pm
Alexandre da Cunha and Kiki Mazzucchelli

Sunday 6 June, 2pm
Lucia Pizzani and Maria Claudia García


Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June

Co-ordinated by David Caneva, Tatiana Garavito and Miriam Metliss
The Latin American Youth Forum (LAYF) will conduct an oral history/documentation project at PINTA, with the aim of collecting and recording impressions and opinions of audiences at PINTA (artists, gallerists, collectors, the wider public). This material will be collated and edited into an archive, in order to record audience participation and feedback at the first art fair of contemporary Latin American art in the UK.

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