Guidance also exists in the works of their translator José López Macías, a man whose background in theology inspired a lifelong fascination with Latin American art and, together with the show’s curators,”Creative Arte” at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (the Mary Boone Gallery in New York) and painter Paloma Peña, they embarked on an ambitious effort to expand the boundaries of what the curators were able to interpret.
For example, in the text below are excerpts from the mural by Pablo Picasso to which we have been referred a number of times. It tells the story of the illicit cofféé, et délicipes, da gambaas, bola s, etc., who forced an entire village to murder their own people, the inhabitants of the village it was rumored had quarreled with them. To that
phrase in the text, the exhibit’s curator Ramón Vasquez García, writes, “An encounter with the universality of the people’s reaction puts one face to face with both the country’s art and its history in the 20th century, the invention of the country’s own culture. It is rooted in a sense of destiny, dignity, and a fierce opposition to injustice.”
Expanding the Scope of ‘Latin American Art’ at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Fine Arts Houston—Gallery and
Interviews With Curators Ramón Vasquez García, and Jose López Macías, by Mary Boone Gallery