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Joaquin Torres Garcia

(1874-1949), Uruguay


Embark on an illuminating masterclass that explores the revolutionary vision of Joaquín Torres García. Discover how this visionary artist turned the map of America upside down, shifting the focus to the often-overlooked South. Through his innovative artistic approach, Torres García challenged the dominant Eurocentric perspective and placed the spotlight on the rich cultural heritage of the southern hemisphere. Delve into the fascinating journey of Torres García as we explore his pivotal role as a critical figure in the European avant-gardes. Discover how he contributed to Europe's artistic movements and pioneered one of the most iconic avant-gardes in Uruguay. By tracing the origins of modernism to pre-Columbian times, Torres García revealed the deep-rooted artistic legacy of his homeland. Join us in this transformative masterclass to uncover the profound impact of Joaquín Torres García's artistic vision and his enduring contribution to the reevaluation of art history in South America.
Embárcate en una esclarecedora masterclass que explora la visión revolucionaria de Joaquín Torres García. Descubre cómo este artista visionario puso patas arriba el mapa de Estados Unidos, cambiando el enfoque hacia el sur a menudo pasado por alto. A través de su enfoque artístico innovador, Torres García desafió la perspectiva eurocéntrica dominante y puso el foco en el rico patrimonio cultural del hemisferio sur. Adéntrate en el fascinante viaje de Torres García mientras exploramos su papel fundamental como figura crítica en las vanguardias europeas. Descubre cómo contribuyó a los movimientos artísticos de Europa y fue pionero en una de las vanguardias más icónicas de Uruguay. Al rastrear los orígenes del modernismo hasta la época precolombina, Torres García reveló el legado artístico profundamente arraigado de su tierra natal. Acompáñanos en esta clase para descubrir el profundo impacto de la visión artística de Joaquín Torres García y su contribución duradera a la reevaluación de la historia del arte en América del Sur.

20 min


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About the lecturer

Daniela Galan is the founder and director of Amalgama. She is a registered lecturer at the Arts Society in the United Kingdom and has over 17 years of research in art history and philosophy. She has focused her investigation on artists from Latin America, especially female artists whose work remains underrepresented within the art industry. This was the founding purpose of Amalgama, which led her to curate numerous exhibitions, forums and publications since its inception in 2018. 

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