Zilia Sánchez

Symposium

April 13, 2019, 2-5 pm

In conjunction with the first museum retrospective of Zilia Sánchez, The Phillips Collection has organized a symposium to discuss Sánchez’s work in a broader context. The first part, In Context, features presentations by prominent art historians that frame Sánchez’s work within the trans-national development of modernism in Cuba, the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. The second part, Curatorial and Scholarly Perspectives, discusses the positioning of Sánchez’s work in museum collections and scholarly research. The third part, Legacy, introduces Sánchez’s former students (and now accomplished artists), sheds light on the preservation and conservation of the artist's stretched canvases, and touches on current issues in the field of Latin American art.

INTRODUCTION
Vesela Sretenović, curator of Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)

PART I: IN CONTEXT
Presenters
Alejandro Anreus, William Paterson University 
Edward J. Sullivan, New York University
Susana Torruella Leval, Director Emerita, El Museo del Barrio 

PART II: CURATORIAL & SCHOLARLY PERSPECTIVES
Panelists
Susanna Temkin, El Museo del Barrio
Benigno Trigo, Vanderbilt University
Kelly Baum, The MET Breuer
Moderator: Abigail McEwen, University of Maryland 

PART III: LEGACY 
Panelists
Carlos Enrique Rodríguez, NYC-based artist 
Jorge González, San Juan-based artist 
Irene Esteves, University of Puerto Rico
Michele Greet, George Mason University 
Moderator: Taína Caragol, National Portrait Gallery