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Painting Situations:
Sigfredo Chacón and Liliana

Institute for the Study on Latin American Art Seminar Initiative

Kaira M. Cabañas, Helena Chen, Laura Colkitt, Jesús Fuenmayor

University Galleries of the University of Florida, 2023

ISBN 978-1-7363480-0-0

This catalog was published on the occasion of Paingting Situations: Sigfredo Chacón and Liliana Porter (October 12 - December 2), the first exhibition of the ISLAA Artist Seminar Initiative at the University of Florida.

Ariel Aisiks 

Elizebeth Ross
INTRODUCTION: Pinting Situations 
Kaira M. Cabañas
Jesús Fuenmayor

Helena Chen
Laura Colkitt
Más Situationes I: LILIANA PORTER
Laura Colkitt
Helena Chen


Catalog Credits

Editor: Jesús Fuenmayor 
Managing Editor: Kaira M. Cabañas
Authors: Kaira M. Cabañas, Helena Chen, Laura Colkitt, Jesús Fuenmayor
Design: Teresa Mulet
Copy Editor and Proofreader: Christopher Davey
Transcription of oral interview with Liliana Porter: Helena Chen, Dani Sensabaugh
Translation of written interview with Sigfredo Chacón: Amanda Álvarez, Jesús Fuenmayor
Student Curatorial Advisory Committee: Amanda Álvarez, Korinne Casirella, Helena Chen, Laura Colkitt, Minji Ku, Leah Lesster, Li Huixin, Martha Whiteman
Exhibition Installation: Jorge Bernal, Thomas Aycock, Leo Ash Phoenix

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