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Phoenix Art Museum Exhibits Internationally-Acclaimed Halle Collection of Contemporary Latin American Art

Order, Chaos, and the Space Between on view February 6 - May 5, 2013

PHOENIX, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Art Museum presents Order, Chaos, and the Space Between: Contemporary Latin American Art from the Diane and Bruce Halle Collection, beginning February 6, 2013. This expansive exhibition features many of the most cutting-edge contemporary works produced in Latin American today and is drawn from the Halle Collection, internationally renowned as one of the most significant collections of art of this region. It includes more than 50 works from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela by artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Helio Oiticica, and Doris Salcedo, as well as many other innovative artists whose works figure prominently in today's global art scene.

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The Halles' dedication to building a compelling, impactful collection of photography, sculpture, paintings, and installations will come to life on the walls of the Museum. One of the most striking installations—the 30,000 individual black paper moths and butterflies that comprise Carlos Amorales' (Mexico) Black Cloud, will be installed by the artist and will weave its path through the Museum and lead visitors to the exhibition.

The exhibition features a wide range of artworks created after 1945 that push the limits of how the creative process itself can be conceived in expressive, conceptual, abstract, and ultimately, groundbreaking forms. The exhibition, like the Halle Collection itself, seeks to broaden the community's understanding and awareness of Latin American art. In this way, the exhibition occupies a kind of 'space between,' juxtaposed between what is familiar, our preconceived ideas of Latin American art, and the reality and future of this art.

"We are thrilled to present this visually rich exhibition to our visitors, who will gain great insight into Latin America through the dialogue created by the innovative installation. These artists are among the finest working anywhere in the world today," says James K. Ballinger, the Museum's Sybil Harrington Director. The Museum will also present a variety of educational programming, including lectures by featured artists and a rich film program.

This exhibition is co-curated by Beverly Adams, Ph.D., Curator of the Diane and Bruce Halle Collection, and Vanessa Davidson, Ph.D., the Museum's Shawn and Joe Lampe Associate Curator of Latin American Art. Drs. Adams and Davidson edited a 245-page, full-color catalogue of the exhibition, which includes essays by Robert Storr, artist, critic, and curator who currently serves as dean of the Yale University School of Art, and Dr. Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art at New York University. It also features a conversation between Diane Halle and art advisor and gallery owner, Roland Augustine.

About Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum has provided access to visual arts and educational programs in Arizona for more than 50 years and is the largest art museum in the Southwestern United States. Critically acclaimed exhibitions are shown alongside the Museum's collection of more than 17,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design. To learn more about Phoenix Art Museum, visit PhxArt.org.

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