Lecture: Pop Brasil
Focused on the impressive array of Brazilian artworks included in the exhibition Pop América, 1965–1975, this lecture considers how artists, working during a repressive dictatorship, challenged conventions and easy categories of culture, from high/low to fine arts/popular.
Dr. Adele Nelson, Assistant Professor of Art History and Associate Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, addresses the work of six Brazilian artists prominently featured in the exhibition, including Rubens Gerchman and Antônio Henrique Amaral. As curator Esther Gabara persuasively argues, these artists—and artists across América—deployed “pop” not as a style, but as a verb.
Free and open to the public. General admission on Thursday evenings is free from 4–9 pm courtesy of HEB. Optional $10 special exhibition fee applies for Pop América during this time.
This lecture is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.