Sunday, November 22, 2009

International Contemporary Latin American Art Forum

Director: Javier Iturralde de Bracamonte

Contact information: +16465094298

Sponsored by: Institute of Fine Arts (New York University), PINTA and The Cervantes Institute in New York.  

The inaugural International Contemporary Latin American Art Forum will take place in the context of The Modern And Contemporary Latin American Art Fair (PINTA 2009), as an exciting professional event for all agents involved in the international contemporary art market. Key speakers, top international experts, along with dynamic new voices, in each particular subject area, have been invited to take part in this illuminating series of panel discussions—an influential platform for debate and reflection on art creation and the art market in the context of Latin American Art.


The panel Global Latin American Art Market: Present Challenges & Changing Dynamics highlights the prime challenges in the dynamic art market, providing key insights into the market’s future directions, and the associated potential opportunities.  In the same line, the second panel, New Positioning: Reflection, Isolation & Globalization, addresses, on the one hand, the complexities of a real and active process of integration to the global order and, on the other hand, the capacity to challenge what this process presupposes.


PINTA is a unique event exhibiting annually – for sale through the participating galleries – the best of Latin American art, coinciding with Christie’s and Sotheby’s Latin American art auctions and with important exhibitions in museums and cultural organizations in New York City. The most prestigious galleries from the United States, Latin America and Europe have been invited to participate in this art fair. (


PANEL 1: The Global Latin American Art Market: Present Challenges & Changing Dynamics

Monday, November 16th, 6-8 p.m. 

Cervantes Institute | 211 E 49th St. (Between 3rd Ave and 2nd Ave) 


Chair: Christian Viveros-Fauné (Curatorial Advisor | Volta | New York) 


·       The Latin American Art Economy: Challenges and Future Strategies// Frederico Séve (Director | latincollector | New York)

·       New Rules, New Players: Change of Power in Cuba’s Art Market// Holly Block (Director | Bronx Museum | New York)

·       Latido Latino Latin Lover. Latino Marketing in the US// Gustavo Razzetti (President | GlobalHue Latino | New York) 



PANEL 2: New Positioning: Reflection, Isolation & Globalization

Tuesday, November 17th, 6-8 p.m. 

Institute of Fine Arts (New York University)| The James B. Duke House-1 East 78th Street| Lecture Hall


Chair: Edward Sullivan (The Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art | New York University) 


·       Local Creation and Global Articulation//Isabela Villanueva (Assistant Curator |Americas Society | New York) 

·       Two Paths, One Audience. Discourses without regard for what the art market demands // Cecilia Jurado (Director | Y Gallery | New York)

·       Landings: Synergetic social networks in Central America, the Caribbean, and Yucatán// Franklin Moreno (Co-Curator| Landings | Belize)