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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970

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From the Other Shore: Narratives and Perspectives on Spanish & Latin American Art Session One Shaping Narratives of Spanish and Latin-American Art—Museums and Collections "Narratives of Latin-American Art: From Montevideo to Mainstream Art History" Ángel Kalenberg, former Director of the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales de Montevideo, Uruguay (Q&A follows with presenters from Session One, at about the 47 min. mark) Kalenberg has termed one of the most powerful and important artistic currents in Latin America as "Organic Constructivism." Abandoning the European Constructivist movement, Latin-American artists were successful in creating an "organic construction," which means an abstract art with material support that is sensitive and organic. This current originated from Torres Garcia's work, rather than Mondrian's, and therefore began in Latin America instead of Europe.

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