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Art in Argentina to be discussed at UT Arlington

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Friday, October 23, 2009

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ARLINGTON - Patrick Frank, author of two books on Latin American modern art, will discuss "Destroying the Figure in Order to Save It: Sixties Art in Argentina" from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Room 148 at The University of Texas at Arlington Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Frank wrote "Posada's Broadsheets: Mexican Popular Imagery" and "Los Artistas del Pueblo: Prints and Workers' Culture in Buenos Aires." He also edited the Yale University Press volume "Readings in Latin American Modern Art," and is the author of "Artforms: An Introduction to the Visual Arts" now in its ninth edition. He earned his master's and doctoral degrees at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and has taught art history at several universities.

His recent research focuses on the New Figuration Movement, which took place in Argentina in the early 1960s and is the subject of his upcoming lecture. He will discuss the work of four members of this movement: Luis Felipe Noé, Jorge de la Vega, Rómulo Macció and Ernesto Deira. The artists are little known outside Latin America, but they foreshadowed the neo-expressionist figuration that emerged in the 1980s in Europe and the United States.

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