Bye Bye American Pie at MALBA, Buenos Aires

MALBA, the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires opens its 2012 exhibition schedule with the exhibition Bye Bye American Pie, a selection of over 110 works of seven prominent American artists: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Nolan and Paul McCarthy.

Curated by Philip Larratt-Smith and designed as a continuation of the previous exhibition at MALBA, Andy Warhol: Mr. America (2009-2010), Bye Bye American Pie explores the transformations of American culture from the seventies to the present. This research brings together key pieces of each artist in various media: paintings, photographs, installations and works on paper from major public and private collections worldwide.

In this video VTV video correspondent Daniel Barney interviews curator Philip Larratt-Smith about his vision and concept for the exhibition. Larrat-Smith highlights the use of multiple narratives and how the artist’s critical perspectives respond to and engage with one another. The density of this multifaceted show is clear as the audience passes through the different rooms.

Bye Bye American Pie. Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, MALBA). Opening reception, March 29, 2012. Video by Daniel Barney.

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