Panel Discussion - Reflections on Latin American Abstraction: Sarah Grilo and José Antonio Fernández-Muro

Sarah Grilo (1919 - 2007) and José Antonio Fernández-Muro (1920 - 2014) portrayed by their son, Juan Antonio Fernández-Muro. Madrid, ca. 1980

March 25, 2019

6:00-7:30pm

RSVP

The Duke House Exhibition Series

The Institute of Fine Arts

New York University

The James B. Duke House

The Institute of Fine Arts is pleased to present Reflections on Latin American Abstraction: Sarah Grilo and José Antonio Fernández-Muro, a panel discussion tracing the development of Argentinian Abstract art during the abstract phenomenon in Latin America during the 1960s and 1980s decades.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Grilo/Fernández-Muro:1962-1984 currently on view at The James B. Duke House exhibiting the work of artists Sarah Grilo (1919-2007) and José Antonio Fernández-Muro (1920-2014), the panel features a conversation between Mateo Fernández-Muro, grandson and Co-executor of the Estate of Sarah Grilo and José Antonio Fernández-Muro, and Lisl Steiner, Austrian-American photographer. 

Mateo Fernández-Muro is the grandson and co-executor of the Estate of Sarah Grilo and José Antonio Fernández-Muro. He has contributed extensively to the Estate, aiming to preserve and advance global understanding of the legacy of the artists' life and artwork.

Lisl Steiner is a New York resident, who lived between Argentina, United States and Europe. Active during the 1940s and 1950s Argentinean art scene, Steiner was involved with numerous art groups and artists, among them Arte Madí, Sarah Grilo and José Antonio Fernández-Muro.  She also contributed to Life, Time, Newsweek and The New York Times publications as a freelance photojournalist.

Moderated by Dr. Edward Sullivan and MA candidate and co-curators Andrea Carolina Zambrano, Damasia Lacroze, Emireth Herrera and Juan Gabriel Ramírez Bolívar.

Grilo/Fernández-Muro: 1962-1984 is generously funded by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA). Special thanks to the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, Cecilia de Torres, Ltd., and Mateo Fernández-Muro, Co-executor of the Estate of Sarah Grilo and Jose Antonio Fernández-Muro.