Pinta distinguished at MOMA PS1 as an artistic success of the past half decade

virgenFabian Marcaccio in front of his work at Pinta 2007's facade
The launching of Pinta New York in 2007 has been showcased as one of the most important events to have occurred in the past half decade at Greater New York, the third iteration of the quintennial exhibition that MoMA PS1is currently presenting. This distinction, which is part of a collaborative programme between one of the most influential institutions devoted to the advancement of contemporary art (the former P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center) and the prestigious Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, reaffirms Pinta New York’s leadership and its role in the generation of a broader vision of modern and contemporary Latin American art.Since its inception, Pinta New York has included the participation of prominent galleries, curatorial projects with guest artists, and dialogue programmes that contribute to expand the understanding and knowledge of Latin American art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, as well as a Museum Acquisitions Programme − an initiative that provides funds for museums to complement their permanent collections. Institutions such as El Museo del Barrio, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Harvard Art Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others, have endorsed the initiative of establishing a series of alliances and a matching funds system to this end. The establishment of the Pinta Research Fund, a programme to fund scholarships for New York University (NYU) advanced students in the field of Latin American Art History, with the goal of ensuring a new generation of scholars, is another valuable contribution of Pinta to the city of New York.Greater New York, organised by Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1, showcases the work of artists and collectives living and working in The Big Apple, and it also highlights some of the most important art events and exhibitions, performances and happenings that have taken place in the past half decade, through documents and printed material. On this occasion, from 23 May through 18 October, MoMA PS1's First Floor Painting Gallery will be dedicated to 5 Year Review, and this show will include memorable images of the inauguration of Pinta New York 2007 and of the large-scale work then commissioned to Fabian Marcaccio. This inclusion, recommended by a group of curators and critics, confirms the success of the three editions of Pinta New York in this epicentre of the art world. The nomination of the fair as one of the outstanding artistic events of the past five-year period, on the eve of the launching of Pinta London next June 3-6, allows us to expect a similar success in Europe.Pinta London 2010 will be launched in the capital of the Young British Artist (YBA) movement.with the participation of around fifty prestigious galleries − among them, London’s White Cube and Haunch of Venison − and featuring a programme that includes tributes to pioneer artists Carmen Herrera and Carlos Cruz-Diez; art projects and solo shows, and a series of dialogues that will explore the position of Latin American art within London institutions. The degree of expectation can be gauged by the fact that Pinta’s leadership in the system of alliances with museums for the acquisition of Latin American artworks at the fair has incentivated the commitment of leading institutions such as Tate Modern, the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Museu d'Art Barcelona, MACBA; and the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, MIMA, England.

Note for editors
Pinta’s leadership team includes Diego Costa Peuser, Alejandro Zaia and Mauro Herlitzka. Costa Peuser, Executive Director of PINTA, is the Editor and Publisher of Arte al Día Internacional, the most influential contemporary publication in the Latin America art world. He is also the Founding Director of Buenos Aires Photo, the first photography fair held in Latin America. Alejandro Zaia is founder and president of ZCM Group and Conexión Public Relations, which operates in both Miami and Latin America. Zaia, a renowned businessman, has represented multinational clients throughout the Americas.Mauro Herlitzka is president of Fundación Espigas and a member of the Latin American board of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern Art Gallery and vice president of the Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires, MALBA

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