NEW YORK - From November 13-16, 2008, The Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery (SantoDomingo - Miami) will be taking part in the best modern and contemporary Latin American art fair in New York, showing important recent works by Jose Bedia, Garcia Cordero, Gerard Ellis and Eleomar Puente at PINTA 2008. Located at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street and the B Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, PINTA will confirm the solidity and high level of achievement in Latin American art
The interest in Latin American art has grown considerably in recent years. Important museums and private collections, curators, educators and art galleries have been garnering international attention. With the advent of PINTA, there is now an important, U.S.-based art fair to compliment all of the activity related to Latin American Art.
Fifty-four galleries from fourteen countries, including three European countries, will exhibit in the two PINTA 2008 spaces.
Pinta 2008 and the prestigious America’s Society are proud to invite to the launching of the art fair with a conversation with Peruvian artist Fernando Bryce. Bryce’s work narrates alternative versions of history through drawings that reproduce material excerpted from the print media. His work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Gallery in London. Bryce and art historian Miriam Basilio will officially start the PINTA festivities by participating in a conversation about authorship, and the history and the contradictions of Modernism on November 12 at 6:30 PM, at the Americas Society (680 Park Avenue.)
London’s The Tate Modern Art Gallery, Harvard Museum (Boston), El Museo del Barrio, Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art (Austin), Harvard Art Museum (Boston), Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and Museo de Arte de Lima will receive support from PINTA’s Museum Acquisition Fund for purchases at PINTA 2008 to supplement their collections of Latin American art.
Estrellita Brodsky is the honorary chairperson of the PINTA Opening Night Celebration Host Committee. Art historian and art curator, Brodsky is a member of Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)’s Latin American and Caribbean Fund as well as of Tate Modern Art Gallery’s Latin American Acquisitions Committee. Invitees to the event are asked to make donations to support the PINTA Research Fund for Latin American Art History Students at New York University.
The Directors of PINTA 2008 are Diego Costa Peuser, Alejandro Zaia and Mauro Herlitzka. General Director Costa Peuser is the publisher of Arte al Dia and founder of Buenos Aires Photo, the first photography fair in Buenos Aires. Chairman Alejandro Zaia is the CEO of Conexion PR, headquartered in Miami and South America. Institutional Director Mauro Herlitzka is the Chairman of Fundación Espigas and its Documentation Center for the History of the Visual Arts in Argentina, and is Vice Chairman of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA.)
PINTA 2008 sponsors include: MBA Lazard, Infiniti, Chelsea Enclave, Chandon, Marca Buenos Aires and Lan.
For more information about PINTA, visit the web site – www.pintaart.com