2022 Curatorial Leadership Summit

Curatorial Leadership Summit

In 2022, The Armory Show
will host the fifth annual Curatorial Leadership Summit chaired by Mari Carmen Ramírez

The Armory Show’s Curatorial Leadership Summit is an annual, invitation-only daylong program that aims to foster innovation in the curatorial landscape. Previous summits have invited museum directors and curators from around the world to explore, debate, and challenge important topics addressing the curatorial community. Following the closed-door session, panelists will deliver a keynote presentation that is open to the public at the fair.

Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will chair the fifth annual Curatorial Leadership Summit.

Mari Carmen Ramírez will chair the fifth annual Curatorial Leadership Summit. Under Ramírez’s leadership, the program will welcome curators from around the world to a day-long, invitation-only symposium focusing on the differences and affinities between Latin American and/or Latinx art.

Noting that these subjects are two complex fields of study and collecting that share many similarities but remain different, the program will acknowledge common misconceptions amongst museum professionals as well as the public-at-large about what each field represents both for the present moment and moving forward.

The program will ask: Who is considered “Latin American” or “Latinx”? What are the historical bases for those distinctions? How do they relate to the broader field of contemporary art? How do they relate to current debates about race and gender?

Photo Credits Mari Carmen Ramírez, Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

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