It’s interesting to read an in-depth conversation with an artist that really gets to the core of their practice and the choices that lead to their relevance in art history. The Conversation series published by the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros presents readers with an innovative approach to an artist’s work and process through intimate and candid conversations between artists, curators and writers. The first of its kind to showcase leading artists and intellectuals from Latin America.
Entertaining and informative, Jac Leirner in Conversation with Adele Nelson (with an essay by Robert Storr) describes Leirner’s personal background, process and work. Born to a family of collectors, Brazilian-born Leirner was one of the first contemporary artists from Latin America whose work was acquired by the MoMA. Her work, the result of an obsessive collection of consumer objects, closely tied with international travel and smoking (of all things) is exciting and provocative.
The Conversation series is certainly an essential contribution to scholarly research on artists from Latin America, aiding to clear the categorizations and misapprehensions associated with art produced in Latin America and persuading scholars from Europe and North America to acknowledge and reconsider these practices, not as a peripheral phenomenon but as one that is essential to understand modern and contemporary art.
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