Lo feo de este mundo: Images of the Grotesque
August 27, 2003
January 04, 2004
About the Exhibition
August 27, 2003 – January 4, 2004
The Blanton’s new curator of Latin American art, Gabriel Perez-Barreiro, emerges this fall with his first major exhibition for the Blanton. Lo feo de este mundo investigates works by artists who reject ideas of beauty in favor of the ugly, deformed, and imperfect. The exhibition features more than 40 works by Latin American artists such as Jose Luis Cuevas, Antonio Berni, and Liliana Porter, who reveal a concern with the darker side of life and an implicit rejection of the progressive theories of modernity.