Posted on Students meeting with Iria Candela, Curator of Latin American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Iria Candela, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s first curator of 20th and 21st century Mexican, Central American, Caribbean and South American Art, will meet with the students of Critical Theory and the Arts at the museum. They will discuss how this new regional focus emerged in the context of contemporary art, what the new department requires of the museum and how Candela developed her own approach to the establishment of this new part of the institution.
Iria Candela was formerly the international arts curator at the Tate Modern, where her parting exhibition was a wide-ranging presentation of Kasmir Malevich’s work. She has written widely in the arts, including important monographs on Joan Miro and Donald Judd. Iria Candela participated as an outside examiner at last year’s Critical Theory and the Arts MA thesis presentations.