In this 5 Questions interview, Artistic Director of FLORA ars+natura José Roca examines institutional and social interaction with Latin American Art as a genre. He considers the development of Latin American cultural movements in relation to lagging North American and European artistic growth. Proposing a conversation that situates Latin American Art and Western Art on the same level, Roca cites specific historic moments such as the Cuban Revolution and draws from his prior experience as an Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate, an institution without a collection of Latin American Art.
Artist, writer, and educator Lucas Ospina thoughtfully approaches the promotion of Latin American art much like, he says, any good translator who knows that certain information cannot be translated accurately.
independent curator and contemporary art researcher Santiago Rueda discusses the importance of understanding local art histories in Colombia and broader artistic developments and narratives as interrelated processes.