TOMORROW: MARTA MINUJÍN LIVE WITH AMERICAS SOCIETY
Wednesday, August 12th at 5 pm ET, join Americas Society Visual Arts on Instagram Live or Youtube for a new In the Studio with artist Marta Minujín in conversation with Aimé Iglesias Lukin, director and chief curator of Visual Arts. Every Wednesday this month, contemporary artists will dialogue with Americas Society about their work and practice.
Living and working in Buenos Aires, Marta Minujín (b. 1943, Buenos Aires, Argentina) studied plastic arts at the Manuel Belgrano School of Fine Arts (1955-59) and at the Superior School of Fine Arts (1960). She presented Minucode (originally commissioned by the Center for Inter-American Relations, now Americas Society, in 1968) and other happenings, and Buenos Aires.
She is a pioneer in performance art, soft sculpture, and video. Minujín pursues a varied and irreverent practice that demonstrates a deep rejection towards the object of collectible art. She often uses ephemeral materials such as cardboard, fabric, and food, at the same time monumental and fragile.
Minujín has exhibited individually in the Galería Bianchini, New York (1966); Howard Wise Gallery, New York (1967); Centro de Arte y Comunicación, Buenos Aires (1975); Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires (1999); Americas Society, New York (2010). She has received awards, including the Premio Nacional Instituto Torcuato Di Tella (1964), a Guggenheim Foundation scholarship (1966), the Lorenzo el Magnífico Visual Arts Award (2015), the award Velázquez de Artes Plásticas (2016), the Award Excelencia en el Arte at Museo del Barrio (2018), the Americas Society Cultural Achievement Award (2018).