Parallel Currents:
 Highlights of the Ricardo Pau-Llosa Collection of Latin American Art

Ricardo Pau-Llosa in home. photo by Eric Nisly

Ricardo Pau-Llosa in home. photo by Eric Nisly

SNITE Museum of Art August 29–November 14, 2010

Since the mid-1970s, Pau-Llosa has used tropes to generate an original model of art criticism that maintains that Latin American modernist painting and sculpture is distinct from parallel currents in Europe and the United States precisely because of the high presence of metaphor, metonymy, and synecdoche in its images.  

He was a senior editor of Art International from 1982 to 1994, North American editor for Southward Art, and a contributor and advisor to the encyclopedic Dictionary of Art, 1996.  A frequent lecturer at major art museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Pau-Llosa's art criticism has appeared frequently in visual art periodicals and journals, and he has served as a juror and curator in various international biennials and group exhibitions.

Pau-Llosa has also published six books of poems and has been published in American Poetry ReviewIndiana Review, Iowa ReviewKenyon ReviewNew England ReviewNotre Dame ReviewPartisan ReviewSouthern ReviewValparaiso Poetry Review, and in many other literary magazines and within numerous anthologies.

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