Terra Foundation-supported Events

Symposium: “Philip Guston: The Late Work”

Once known as “Abstract Expressionism’s odd-man out,” a respected but often misunderstood member of the New York School, American painter Philip Guston is now celebrated for his magisterial figurative paintings of the late 1960s and 1970s, which combine painterly virtuosity and narrative power. This symposium is held in conjunction with the exhibition Philip Guston, Roma at the Museo Carlo Bilotti in Rome and brought together an international roster of artists, critics, and art historians to discuss the significance of Guston’s figurative painting and its influence on contemporary art, as well as Guston’s life-long attentiveness to Italian art and culture.