Liz Munsell: Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now

  • Liz Munsell. Photo by Sun Park.

Talk + Tour

  1. Nov 17, 2016, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Level 1

Liz Munsell, curator of Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now, will give a talk and tour to provide conceptual and historical context to the exhibition’s works, performances, and installations.

Organized in collaboration with David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University

Liz Munsell

Munsell is Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & Special Initiatives at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a visiting curator at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Since 2012, she has worked to establish the MFA Boston as one of the first encyclopedic museums in the United States to fully integrate performance art into its exhibitions, programs, and permanent collection. Her most recent exhibitions present work in a variety of media and challenge conventional formats for exhibiting art in museum settings.

A Fulbright Scholar to Chile in 2006, Munsell holds a BA in International Letters and Visual Studies from Tufts University, minor in Latin American Studies, and a Masters in Cultural Studies from the Universidad de Chile. Munsell’s latest exhibitions include Embodied Absence: Ephemerality and Collectivity in Chilean Art of the 1970s, Museo de la Solidaridad, Santiago; Marilyn Arsem: 100 Ways to Consider Time, MFA Boston; Conversation Piece, MFA Boston, in collaboration with Boston Ballet and Cultural Agents Initiative, Harvard University; Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales, CIFO Art Space, Miami, and MFA Boston; and Cuban Virtualities: New Media Art from the Island, Tufts University and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her writings have been published in print and online publications, such as Pedro Reyes’ forthcoming monograph, MoMA’s Post: Notes on Modern and Contemporary Art around the Globe, and Artforum.