Argentine Pop and Its Dematerialization
Panelists: Delia Cancela (artist, Buenos Aires), Eduardo Costa (artist, Buenos Aires), and María José Herrera (director, Museum of Art, Tigre, Argentina)
Moderator: Bartholomew Ryan (co-curator, International Pop)
Featuring two artists who emerged during the first wave of Pop-related artistic production in Buenos Aires in the early to mid-1960s, the conversation explores the conditions that led to a singularly Argentine interpretation of Pop art and the quick movement to a more politically inspired conceptual approach. Paying particular attention to each artist’s now celebrated engagements with the international fashion industry, this discussion focuses on the rapidity with which Pop-related practices gave way to conceptual, dematerialized art approaches in Argentina. The talk also features scholar and curator María José Herrera, a contributor to the International Pop catalogue.