LATIN: Who is? What is?
4:00 to 6:00 p.mNew London, CT. Provenance Center of New London, Connecticut, is pleased to present the Latin Network for the Visual Arts (LNVA) permanent collection with an opening celebration Sunday, July 29 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. This exhibit offers a collection of 18 pieces in a mix of photography, cut drawings, sculpture, watercolor and paintings by 11 artists representing 9 countries. The exhibit will run from July 29 through August 26, 2012. Provenance Center is located at 165 State Street, New London, Connecticut.
Who qualifies as a Latin artist? What exactly is Latin art? Few ethnic groups have as diverse a mixture of heritage, ethnicity and racial characteristics as those considered to be Latino today. And, membership in this group is still argued by many: Must one come from an originally latin-centered country of origin? Must one come from a Latin American country? Is Spanish as a language an inherent requirement? To what extent does the influence of colonization by non-Latin nations alter the true Latino flavor of the people and their art? These and other questions have, at times, blurred a more precise classification of Latin art or who is Latin. It is our hope that this art exhibit will present a chance for all to reflect upon the debate as to what exactly is Latin art and, no doubt adding one more interesting facet to the rich visual tapestry we presently enjoy.
Location: 165 State Street, Provenance Center, New London, Connecticut