Celebrating one of the Great Abstract Painters: A Tribute to Carmen Herrera's Legacy
TEFAF Talks are interactive panel discussions to strengthen one's art knowledge. Pairing with leading content partners to share knowledge and expertise. Carmen Herrera (1915–2022) became recognized as an artist of international significance when she was 89 years old. The story of the Cuban-born, New York-based artist’s rise to art world fame is both wonderfully exciting and a reason to interrogate how museums and the market work and how we think about modernism in general. She was a mistress of color and form; each work vibrates with her dedication and consideration. What can we learn from Herrera’s career? How did her practice develop? What is the relationship between art and age? How do we celebrate a dedication to modernism in a post-modern time? And can we now celebrate her art for its own sake?Sign up
LOCATION & ACCESSProgramming will take place at the Veterans Room, Park Avenue Armory. The event will be recorded. Please note that TEFAF Programming is free with a valid ticket to TEFAF New York. Do note that there is limited availability of seats. If you have not registered for programming or bought your ticket for TEFAF New York: click the button “sign up” and purchase your ticket for TEFAF New York.
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Alex Logsdail, Lisson Gallery
Alex Logsdail is CEO of Lisson Gallery, one of the most influential contemporary art galleries in the world, founded by Nicholas Logsdail in 1967. Since 2009, Alex has led Lisson’s programming internationally and launched new locations across the US and China, alongside introducing many new artists to the gallery’s roster.
Iria Candela, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Iria Candela is Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2014. Previously, she was Curator of International Art at Tate Modern, London, where she co-organized exhibitions such as Malevich (2014), Mira Schendel (2013), Gabriel Orozco (2011), and Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde (2010). Candela received her PhD from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and MA from Columbia University. At The Met, she curated the retrospectives Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms (2017) and Lucio Fontana. On the Threshold (2019), as well as the exhibition Julio Le Parc 1959 (2018). In addition, she organized Marisol: Self-Portrait Looking at the Last Supper (2014), and the 2020 Roof Garden Commission Héctor Zamora: Lattice Detour.
Tony Bechara, Artist & close friend of Herrera
Tony Bechara was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He received a BA from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He attended two years at Georgetown Law School. He did post-graduate studies at New York University’s School of International Relations, the Sorbonne in Paris, and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. As a painter and printmaker, he has participated in many group exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial, MOCA, Los Angeles, and at other museums. He has had many one-person shows at galleries in New York City, Washington, DC, San Juan, Miami, and Munich. His work has been the subject of major solo exhibits at the Alternative Museum, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, and at El Museo del Barrio in NYC. His paintings and prints are in many collections in the US, Europe, and Latin America. He has been a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has been an active Board member for several organizations. He is currently chairman emeritus of El Museo del Barrio, were he served as Chair for 18 years. He has been a trustee of Studio in a School School for 20 years and has served on the BAM Board for 16 years. (Brooklyn Academy of Music). He is a trustee of the art periodical,The Brooklyn Rail. He was a member of the NYC Latino Art Commission during the whole Bloomberg administration. He is also a member of the Latin American Art Committee at the Metropolitan Museum.
Edward Behrens, Apollo Magazine
Edward Behrens is the editor of Apollo Magazine, based in London.