Fine Arts to Host Installation, Talk by Argentine Artist

Experimental artist Graciela Sacco will present an installation of her work and take part in a public conversation at The University of Texas at Austin on Thursday, March 12.

The event, hosted by the Permanent Seminar in Latin American Art, the Department of Art and Art History, the College of Fine Arts and the Fine Arts Library, will take place from 6-7 p.m. in the Richard T. and Jan J. Roberts Reading Room at the Fine Arts Library.

Sacco's installation--titled "The Silent Walk: How much is a square meter of knowledge?"--is part of her m2 Series, which explores the "problem" of space, reflecting on the concepts of social and individual space in a contemporary context. Sacco attempts to address the relationship between conflicting notions such as public/private, insider/outsider and pure/contaminated through camera-generated projections in social settings.

The installation was curated by Art History Professor Andrea Giunta with the assistance of Nisa Mason, and will be displayed in the Fine Arts Library from Monday, March 9, through Friday, March 13.

Sacco, born in Rosario, Argentina, is recognized as a distinguished professor of theoretical issues in 20th century Latin American art. She has participated in numerous international venues, including the Sao Paulo, Venice and Shanghai biennials, and her work has been represented at Art Basel Miami, ARCO and other international art fairs, and can be found in both private and public collections.

Sacco's visit was organized by the Permanent Seminar in Latin American Art, a new initiative organized by professors Giunta and Roberto Tejada since their arrival to The University of Texas at Austin in September 2008, with the support of the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Fine Arts.

Focusing on Latin American art, the Permanent Seminar in Latin American Art is a research dialogue. Participants in the seminar include graduate students, artists, art historians and critics from the university and Latin America.