Overcoming a Dispute: Museo de Arte de Lima, MAC-Lima and Fernando de Szyszlo’s Exhibition

The promotion of the arts and, particularly, of modern and contemporary art has been in private hands. Historically, two private institutions, founded in the 1950s, have promoted Peruvian (“fine”) art: The Patronato de las Artes that leads the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), and the Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo (IAC). Many of their membersContinue reading “Overcoming a Dispute: Museo de Arte de Lima, MAC-Lima and Fernando de Szyszlo’s Exhibition”

Reinforcing the Cultural Sector in the Public Administration: Integration through Culture

Culture had not been an important axis in the Peruvian public administration, neither in the central government nor in the district halls. In the public administration, culture generally has been part of the touristic or educational sector. Only in 2010, it was created the Ministry of Culture. Previously the National Institute of Culture depended onContinue reading “Reinforcing the Cultural Sector in the Public Administration: Integration through Culture”

Peruvian Geometric Art: Filling Gaps in Peruvian Art Narratives

In the last decade, what Mari Carmen Ramirez calls the Frida Kahlo’s Syndrome in the US towards Latin American art is breaking down to give place to other art tendencies and histories about Latin American Art. In this perspective, Exhibitions such as Inverted Utopias (2004) in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and TheContinue reading “Peruvian Geometric Art: Filling Gaps in Peruvian Art Narratives”

Two Cases: Toward a New Cultural Representation of Lima City

My main interest is to analyze the promotion and consumption of art in Lima in relation to the growth of the city. I consider that in the last ten years a shift in Lima’s, and Peru’s, cultural representation has been produced. In this scenario the art agents play a specific role in trying to locateContinue reading “Two Cases: Toward a New Cultural Representation of Lima City”