Mari Carmen Ramírez will chair the fifth annual Curatorial Leadership Summit. Under Ramírez’s leadership, the program will welcome curators from around the world to a day-long, invitation-only symposium focusing on the differences and affinities between Latin American and/or Latinx art.
Noting that these subjects are two complex fields of study and collecting that share many similarities but remain different, the program will acknowledge common misconceptions amongst museum professionals as well as the public-at-large about what each field represents both for the present moment and moving forward.
The program will ask: Who is considered “Latin American” or “Latinx”? What are the historical bases for those distinctions? How do they relate to the broader field of contemporary art? How do they relate to current debates about race and gender?