Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
MARGINALIA #31

MARGINALIA #31

by Lyz Parayzo 12/01/2017 – 12/31/2017

Among the images I picked for this edition of the Marginalia section, I made a curatorial work with documentation from two presentations of my performance FATO-INDUMENTO, one of them in the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage and one more in Tato Gallery. The action is carried out from a male body, which is wrapped little by

Comencé mi selección de imágenes para esta edición de la sección Marginalia con una selección de registros de dos de las presentaciones de mi actuación FATO-INDUMENTO, una en la Escuela de Artes Visuales del Parque Lage y otra en la Galería Tato. La acción se lleva a cabo a partir del cuerpo masculino, mismo que es

Baroque and Chasm

Baroque and Chasm

Max Gómez Canle

Casa Triângulo São Paulo, Brazil 11/25/2017 – 12/23/2017

There is no origin, or everything is conceived together, in this miracle. All of these distances that hang here on the walls are spaces of time, color, brushes, rhythm, form… They are paintings, but they are magic mirrors. They enchant us with the possibility of telling the life of what we do, as though we

Max Gómez Canle. Installation view at Baroque and Chasm, Casa Triângulo, Sao Paulo, 2017. Courtesy of Casa Triangulo Max Gómez Canle. Installation view at Baroque and Chasm, Casa Triângulo, Sao Paulo, 2017. Courtesy of Casa Triangulo Max Gómez Canle. Installation view at Baroque and Chasm, Casa Triângulo, Sao Paulo, 2017. Courtesy of Casa Triangulo There

An Index and Its Histories

An Index and Its Histories

Gala Porras-Kim

Commonwealth and Council Los Angeles, CA 11/04/2017 – 01/06/2018

What happens when artifacts from a culture with an oral tradition are collected into a predominantly visual archive? How can such an archive serve to restore such artifacts, if not to their native context, then to at least some functional mode of communication? These fundamental problems of knowledge acquisition, visual representation (both ethnographic and aesthetic),

Gala Porras-Kim. Exhibition view at An Index and Its Histories, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, 2017. Courtesy of Commonwealth and Council Gala Porras-Kim. Exhibition view at An Index and Its Histories, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, 2017. Courtesy of Commonwealth and Council Gala Porras-Kim. Exhibition view at An Index and Its Histories, Commonwealth and Council,

Detrito Federal | Quarto Ideal: estilo e espaço no centro de Brasília

Detrito Federal | Quarto Ideal: estilo e espaço no centro de Brasília

Esvin Alarcón Lam | Sergio Pinzón

Casa Niemeyer Brasilia, Brasil 11/22/2017 – 01/31/2018

Durante la cuarta semana de Residencia Artística Internacional OCA, realizada por la Casa de Cultura de América Latina — CAL / Universidad de Brasília, el artista guatemalteco Esvin Alarcón Lam, proveniente de Guatemala, presenta su muestra Detrito Federal, con curaduría de Ana Avelar. Una forma de continuar su investigación y propuesta iniciada hace algunos años

Esvin Alarcón Lam. Vista de la exhibición Detrito Federal, Casa Niemeyer, Brasilia, 2017. Cortesía del artista Sergio Pinzón. Vista de la exhibición Quarto Ideal: estilo e espaço no centro de Brasília, Casa Niemeyer, Brasilia, 2017. Cortesía del artista Esvin Alarcón Lam. Vista de la exhibición Detrito Federal, Casa Niemeyer, Brasilia, 2017. Cortesía del artista Durante

Legado Fantasma Legado Fantasma

Legado Fantasma

Théo Mercier

Galería Marso Mexico City, México 11/10/2017 – 01/13/2018

For the Phantom Legacy project, Théo Mercier has decided to tear down the old walls and ceilings of the exhibition halls of the MARSO gallery. The debris lays on the floor in the manner of a ruin. There is something of the history of the place that collapses with this act. The remains of the

Théo Mercier. Vista de la exhibición Legado Fantasma, Galería Marso, Ciudad de México, 2017. Cortesía Galería Marso y Théo Mercier Théo Mercier. Vista de la exhibición Legado Fantasma, Galería Marso, Ciudad de México, 2017. Cortesía Galería Marso y Théo Mercier Théo Mercier. Vista de la exhibición Legado Fantasma, Galería Marso, Ciudad de México, 2017. Cortesía

Imágenes seropositivas Imágenes seropositivas

Imágenes seropositivas

Curada por Francisco Lemus

La ene. Nuevo Museo Energía de Arte Contemporáneo Buenos Aires, Argentina 11/09/2017 – 12/22/2017

En 1982 se notificaron los primeros pacientes de sida en Argentina, sin embargo el avance crítico de la enfermedad se localiza en la década de los años noventa. En correspondencia con la política neoliberal del menemismo, la irrupción del vih transformó las relaciones sociales y las formas de gobernar los cuerpos, dando cuenta de la

Vista de la exhibición Imágenes seropositivas, La ene, Buenos Aires, 2017. Cortesía de La ene Vista de la exhibición Imágenes seropositivas, La ene, Buenos Aires, 2017. Cortesía de La ene Vista de la exhibición Imágenes seropositivas, La ene, Buenos Aires, 2017. Cortesía de La ene En 1982 se notificaron los primeros pacientes de sida en

New Dimensions in Recreation

New Dimensions in Recreation

Anja Salonen

ltd los angeles Los Angeles, California, USA 12/10/2017 – 01/06/2018

ltd los angeles presents New Dimensions in Recreation, Los Angeles-based Anja Salonen’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. The contortionist’s body does not follow natural laws, torqueing limbs in a fashion that we know bones and ligaments should not allow. Beyond a reasonable suspension of disbelief, the body decontextualizes in real time, like a skeleton organizing

Anja Salonen. Installation view at New Dimensions in Recreation, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist and ltd los angeles. Photo credit: Blake Jacobsen Anja Salonen. Installation view at New Dimensions in Recreation, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist and ltd los angeles. Photo credit: Blake

Cochi Cochi

Cochi

ektor garcia

Visitor Welcome Center Los Angeles, CA 11/04/2017 – 12/23/2017

Transition is always a relief. Destination means death to me. If I could figure out a way to remain forever in transition, in the disconnected and unfamiliar, I could remain in a state of perpetual freedom. ektor garcia embroiders, welds, braids, weaves, and stitches in almost perpetual motion. With the fluidity granted to those accustomed

Installation view at Cochi, Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, 2017. Courtesy of Visitor Welcome Center Installation view at Cochi, Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, 2017. Courtesy of Visitor Welcome Center Installation view at Cochi, Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, 2017. Courtesy of Visitor Welcome Center Transition is always a relief. Destination means death to me.

Nubes y lágrimas Nubes y lágrimas

Nubes y lágrimas

Michael Sailstorfer

Proyectos Monclova Ciudad de México 11/09/2017 – 12/22/2017

The exhibition Clouds and Tears radiates around what artist Michael Sailstorfer calls a «solar cat». Perched in the rafters, the animal reaches it’s closed eyes toward a neon light as though absorbing its ecstatic energy. The meditative stillness generated by the cast-aluminum Felis silvestris embodies the experience of pure consciousness around which Sailstorfer arranges his poetic

Michael Sailstorfer. Vista de instalación en Nubes y lágrimas, PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Ciudad de México, 2017. Foto: Patrick López Jaimes. Cortesía del artista y PROYECTOSMONCLOVA Michael Sailstorfer. Vista de instalación en Nubes y lágrimas, PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Ciudad de México, 2017. Foto: Patrick López Jaimes. Cortesía del artista y PROYECTOSMONCLOVA Michael Sailstorfer. Vista de instalación en Nubes y lágrimas,

Queer Califas Queer Califas

Queer Califas

Curated by Ruben Esparza

Plummer Park Los Angeles 11/04/2017 – 12/09/2017

There is a thread that connects Latinx people. It is a strong soulful link, which is indelible. A lineage that carries the rhythm of varied cultures. Many are newcomers to this country cutting new paths. Some are from centuries-long histories from both colonizer and the colonized—with Spanish and Portuguese surnames cloaking indigenous and African heritage.

Exhibition view of Queer Califas, 2017. Courtesy of Plummer Park Rigo Maldonado, Heart, 2016. Courtesy of Plummer Park Exhibition view of Queer Califas, 2017. Courtesy of Plummer Park There is a thread that connects Latinx people. It is a strong soulful link, which is indelible. A lineage that carries the rhythm of varied cultures. Many are