Meeting with… Miriam Basilio
23 March 2017, 18h. Seminario de Historia del Arte (5th floor)
Facultad de Geografía e Historia, Universitat de Barcelona.
The cycle of encounters Meeting with… proposes to establish a dialogue between the public and a guest (researcher, artist, curator …) who will share his/her lines of research and professional trajectory. The objective is to generate a discussion around issues of common interest.
The sessions consist of a brief presentation of the guest, followed by comments and open questions on issues of content, methodology, professional experience and practice. These sessions are primarily directed at young researchers, however, they are open to students, researchers and interested public.
We inaugurate this cycle with Miriam Basilio, associate professor of History of Art and Museum Studies at New York University.
Miriam Basilio has been a Curatorial Assistant at the Departament of Paintings, Sculptures and Drawings of MoMA from 2001 to 2005. She has co-curated the exhibitions Tempo (MoMA Queens, 2002) and Caribbean and Latin American Art at MoMA at El Museo (co-organized with El Museo del Barrio, New York, 2004). She has been part of the curatorial team in charge of investigating the collection of Latin American art of the museum, its new acquisitions and publications. In 2013, she published her first book, entitled Visual Propaganda, Exhibitions and the Spanish Civil War with Ashgate/Routledge. He is currently preparing a book on the history of the modernist canon of MoMA and the idea of ”Latin American” art.
She is the author of texts published in edited books and catalogs, published by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Picasso Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. She has published articles in academic journals such as Art Journal, Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, and the Journal of the American Institute of Conservation. She holds a PhD in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.
In the framework of the seminar Canon(s) in dispute: Narratives of modernity and its conflicts, organized on November 23, 2016 by MoDe(s), Miriam Basilio presented the keynote lecture “Taxonomies in evolution: the Museum of Modern Art in the thirties and forties and the definitions of the “Latin American collection”, examining the political and institutional context in which MoMA began to acquire its Latin American collection.
Free entry, it is necessary to confirm attendance at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos: Júlia Azunce