A Tale of Two Worlds: A Dialogue between the MMK Collection and the History of Experimental Latin Art, 1940s - 1980s

23 Nov 2017 - 14 Oct 2018
Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA), Buenos Aires (finalizada); Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfort (7 de julio - 14 de octubre de 2018)

A Tale of Two Worlds sets out to establish a dialogue between two narratives in Western contemporary art over the five decades spanning the 1940s and the 1980s: the European-North American canon – as represented in the MMK Collection – and Latin American experimental art. Although emerging from divergent political, economic and historical contexts, the art on show will reveal parallel trajectories, crossover points and different approaches. The exhibition opens a debate about the artists’ reactions to their different socio-political contexts. The exhibition accommodates some 500 artworks from private and public collections by 100 artists and collectives from Latin America, the United States and Europe.