Rivas: "Perhaps the most important Argentine reference of the 1950 period is the BKF armchair, an icon of regional design"
In this new video interview corresponding to the 2nd chapter of the curatorial program Epic: feats of Argentine design, Wustavo Quiroga dialogues with Jorge Rivas about the material culture of objects and Latin American design of the 20th century. You can see the video on our YouTube channel.
Jorge Rivas is a Doctor in Art History from the Bard Graduate Center in New York, and an Architect from the Central University of Venezuela. Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Latin American Art at the Denver Art Museum. Curator specialized in design, among his exhibitions, Modern: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940–1978, held at Americas Society between 2015-2016 stands out.
Wustavo Quiroga is an Industrial Designer from the National University of Cuyo (UNCuyo), cultural manager, institutional consultant and design researcher. A promoter of institutions with differential models, he was co-founder and director of Fundación del Interior and Museo en Construcción (2005-2017) in Mendoza, and Fundación IDA (2013) in Buenos Aires, of which he is President.
“EPIC: feats of Argentine design” is a multi-format curatorial program that reviews a century of history, through the collection of Fundación IDA and other archives.