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Gone Wild, 1996, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2017)

Regina Silveira is included in the group exhibition Memories of Underdevelopment: Art and the Decolonial Turn in Latin America, 1960-1985 curated by Julieta Gonzales at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.

In collaboration with Museo Jumex in Mexico City and the Museo de Arte de Lima, MCASD will present an exhibition examining the ways in which Latin American artists from the 1960s to the 1980s responded to the unraveling of the utopian promise of modernization after World War II, most notably in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela. In the immediate postwar period, artists had eagerly embraced the “transition to modernity,” creating a new abstract geometric language meant to capture its idealistic possibilities. As modernization failed, and political oppression and brutal military dictatorships followed, avant-garde artists increasingly abandoned abstraction and sought new ways to connect with the public, engaging directly with communities and often incorporating popular strategies from film, theater, and architecture into their work. 

Memories of Underdevelopment: Art and the Decolonial Turn in Latin America, 1960-1985
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
1100 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101