Global Brazil Lab – Contesting Freedom: Pop Art in the Americas

"Contesting Freedom: Pop Art in the Americas 1965-1975" is an ambitious new art exhibit coming to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in August, 2018. Prof. Esther Gabara, co-director of the Global Brazil Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute, discusses the ongoing project featuring the pop art of Latin America. This genre of art is typically seen as a form of critique fostered in the US and the UK. However, as Prof. Gabara puts it: "What happens if we think about pop art as something that happens in many languages...looking at the connections and networks that brought artists together who were using a certain visual language to ask about what freedom means?"

Gabara, along with Brazilian graduate student Marcelo Noah, discuss the significance of the forthcoming exhibit and the ethos that guided the curatorial process.