Artist Conversation: The Tropics, the fourth session of La Universidad Desconocida, a symposium held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, featured Marilys Downey (widow of Juan Downey) and Under the Same Sun artists Raimond Chaves and Gilda Mantilla in conversation with Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America. They discuss the making and meaning of works by Downey including The Circle of Fires (1979), and Chaves and Mantilla’s related Dibujando América (Drawing America) (2005-08).


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