February 25, 2021
In 2017, MCASD opened what would become a landmark exhibition: Memories of Underdevelopment: Art and the Decolonial Turn in Latin America, 1960-1985. It was part of the Getty Institute's initiative Pacific Standard Time, Latin America in LA.

It was conceived and curated by Julieta González, with the support of MCASD's guest curators.

In this lecture, González presents the exhibition and discusses the broader context of culture and visual art in Latin America as it went through the gradual unraveling of various modernist projects, the rise of military regimes, and the developmentalist economic policies throughout the region. This historical paradigm shift led to the emergence of a cultural movement rooted in decolonial thought as a counter-narrative to the project of desarrollismo (developmentalism) in Latin America.

Julieta González is an independent curator and researcher who works at the intersection of anthropology, cybernetics, architecture, design, and the visual arts. She has developed a wide range of research and exhibition projects that address underdevelopment and decolonial aesthetics in Latin America. She has worked as curator at Tate Modern, Museo Tamayo, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Museu de Arte de São Paulo.

This is the seventh event in our year-long season dedicated to thinking about our contemporary moment through the lens of Cecilia Vicuña's work.

Lecture by Julieta González on her exhibition Memories of Underdevelopment: Art and the Decolonial Turn in Latin America, 1960-1985

Online, 5pm PST

Event documentation is available here