Smithsonian Latino Center Opens "Southern Identity: Contemporary Argentine Art"


WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian Latino Center opened its exhibition “Southern Identity: Contemporary Argentine Art” Oct. 11. The exhibition, organized with Argentina’s Secretariat of Culture, highlights 80 works by 32 living Argentine artists, including León Ferrari, Marta Minujín, Luis Felipe Noé, Nicola Constantino, Marcos López, Pablo Siquier and Marcia Schvartz. “Southern Identity: Contemporary Argentine Art” will be on view in the International Gallery of the Smithsonian’s
S. Dillon Ripley Center through Jan. 23, 2011. The bilingual exhibition presents an overview of the major movements and trends in Argentina’s national art scene since 1948 and is organized in four sections featuring political art, landscapes, national identities and abstraction. It is the largest survey of Argentine contemporary art ever organized in the United States and includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, vid