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The Hours: Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

21 Jun 2007 to 02 Sep 2007

Artists

Tania Bruguera, Waltercio Caldas, María Fernanda Cardoso, Los Carpinteros, Nicola Costantino, Gonzalo Díaz, Juan Manuel Echavarría, Darío Escobar, León Ferrari, Alfredo Jaar, Guillermo Kuitca, Oswaldo Macià, Fabian Marcaccio, Priscilla Monge, Vik Muniz, Oscar Muňoz, Ernesto Neto, Nadín Ospina, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Manuel Piňa, Liliana Porter, Wilfred Prieto, Rosângela Rennó, José Alejandro Restrepo, Betsabeé Romero, Lázaro Saavedra, Doris Salcedo, Maruch Sántiz Gómez, Martín Sastre, Santiago Sierra

Curator: Curator Sebastián López

MCA curatorial liaison: Judith Blackall

about the exhibtion

The Hours was a major exhibition of contemporary Latin-American art comprising 121 works from the Daros-Latinamerican collection, one of the most important private collections of contemporary art in Europe. It was organised by Daros-Latinamerica, Zürich, in co-operation with the Museum of Contemporary Art, and was curated by Sebastián López, former Director of the Gate Foundation, Amsterdam and Curator of the 2004 Shanghai Biennale.

López took the concept of time as the perspective from which to explore and present the works. According to López, this “revealed some of their most significant traits and permitted us to isolate them within a historical moment in the production of Latin American art. Many of the works reflected the social and political circumstances of particular countries or regions. Others dealt with the past and the way it still plays a role in the present”.

The Hours presented works by some of the most celebrated Latin-American artists working today, including Guillermo Kuitca (Argentina), Doris Salcedo (Colombia), Los Carpinteros (Cuba) and Vik Muniz (Brazil). The work of rapidly-emerging younger artists such as María Fernanda Cardoso (Colombia), Nicola Costantino (Argentina) and Dario Escobar (Guatemala) was also featured. Drawn from one of the world’s foremost collections of Latin-American art, this was the largest exhibition of Latin-American art staged in Australia to date.

The Hours: Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America was organised by the Daros-Latinamerica Collection, Zürich, Switzerland and was presented at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin from 5 October 2005 – 15 January 2006 and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia from 16 March – 3 June 2007.