Another triumph for MFAH’s Mari Carmen Ramirez, who with independent curator Hector Olea has put together the extremely strong show Inverted Utopias. Exploring “innovation in Latin American Art 1920-1970,” the title distressingly suggests yet another overly-digested pile of Social Realism and histrionic Catholic imagery. These themes are included (in the weakest section of the show), but the vast majority is unbelivably fresh. If you only see one museum show this summer, this is it.
also by Rainey Knudson
- The Devil’s Own Day in Houston: Letter from the Publisher - August 29th, 2017
- You Should Go To Mexico City - August 6th, 2017
- Please Stop Painting The Electrical Boxes (A Public Art Proposal) - July 30th, 2017
- This and That: Chris Burden, David Blaine + Youtube - July 1st, 2017
- As Moths to the Light: Pipilotti Rist at the MFAH - June 18th, 2017