Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
From the Page to the Street: Latin American Conceptualism

From the Page to the Street: Latin American Conceptualism

Organized by Julia Detchon

Blanton Museum of Art Austin, Texas, USA 06/30/2018 – 08/26/2018

  From the 1960s to 1980s, artists around the world participated in the profound reorientation of art known as Conceptualism. Thinking critically about entrenched traditions of draftsmanship, painting, and sculpture, artists began to emphasize the idea (or concept) behind a work of art instead of the finished object. In Latin America, this shift involved more

View of From the Page to the Street: Latin American Conceptualism at the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, June 30 – August 26. Image courtesy of the Blanton Museum of Art. Alfredo Portillos, Caja con jabones para distintas clases sociales [Box with bars of soap for different social classes], 1974.

No Turns No Turns

No Turns

Brittney Anele, Luis Miguel Bendaña, Libby Black, Steven Evans, Lovie Olivia and Robert Raphael

Jonathan Hopson Gallery Houston, Texas, USA 06/10/2018 – 07/29/2018

Jonathan Hopson Gallery presents No Turns, a group exhibition celebrating Pride and the rich history of our Montrose neighborhood. The title references a sign restricting traffic on our street—“No Turns 7 PM–6 AM”. The sign and others like it were originally installed in an effort to curb “cruising” through Montrose, historically known as the center of

Group show. Exhibition view of No Turns at Jonathan Hopson Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA, 2018. Courtesy of Jonathan Hopson Gallery Group show. Exhibition view of No Turns at Jonathan Hopson Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA, 2018. Courtesy of Jonathan Hopson Gallery Group show. Exhibition view of No Turns at Jonathan Hopson Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA, 2018. Courtesy of Jonathan Hopson Gallery Jonathan

Hyperobjects: Group show at Ballroom Marfa, Texas, USA Hyperobjects: Group show at Ballroom Marfa, Texas, USA

Hyperobjects: Group show at Ballroom Marfa, Texas, USA

By Saúl Hernández-Vargas Marfa, Texas, USA 04/13/2018 – 11/04/2018

The desert, neither uninhabited nor alone: Notes on Hyperobjects, curated by Timothy Morton and Laura Copelin For Cristina Compared to their Chinese and Mesoamerican counterparts, western astronomers were late in observing a wide range of celestial phenomena. It wasn’t until the sixteenth century that Nicolaus Copernicus, drawing on discoveries made by Arab astronomers at the

Emilija Skarnulyte, Sirenomelia, 2018. Video, único canal HD, loop. Imagen cortesía de la artista y Ballroom Marfa. Foto: Alex Marks El desierto, ni deshabitado ni solo: notas sobre Hyperobjects, curada por Timothy Morthon y Laura Copelin Para Cristina A diferencia de los astrónomos chinos, y mesoamericanos, los astrónomos occidentales tardaron en observar la gran variedad de fenómenos

Collaborative Work | Sounds from the Archeological Time Machine Collaborative Work | Sounds from the Archeological Time Machine

Collaborative Work | Sounds from the Archeological Time Machine

Margarita Cabrera and Cisco Jiménez

Ruiz-Healy Art San Antonio, Texas, USA 05/23/2018 – 06/30/2018

Both alumni of Artpace’s International Artist in Residence program, Jiménez in 1995 and Cabrera in 2008, their works are conceptually based in Mexican cultural objects and traditions and strongly connect with concepts of the collective/community. Director of Ruiz-Healy Art, Patricia Ruiz-Healy states, “I selected the work of Margarita and Cisco because of the dialogue they

Margarita Cabrera and Cisco Jiménez. Exhibition view of Collaborative Work | Sounds from the Archeological Time Machine, at Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, Texas, 2018. Courtesy of Ruiz-Healy Art Margarita Cabrera and Cisco Jiménez. Exhibition view of Collaborative Work | Sounds from the Archeological Time Machine, at Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, Texas, 2018. Courtesy of Ruiz-Healy Art Margarita Cabrera and

Paintings for the people of Houston Paintings for the people of Houston

Paintings for the people of Houston

Brad Phillips

Jonathan Hopson Gallery Houston, Texas, USA 05/21/2018 – 06/03/2018

I am a nice guy. I really did make (these paintings) so the people of Houston could enjoy looking at them. — Brad Phillips ___ Brad Phillips (b. Toronto, Canada, 1974): Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Allen & Eldridge, New York; Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo; Harper’s Books, East Hamptons; 8-11, Toronto;

Brad Phillips. Installation view of Paintings for the people of Houston, at Jonathan Hopson Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA, 2018. Courtesy of Jonathan Hopson Gallery Brad Phillips. Installation view of Paintings for the people of Houston, at Jonathan Hopson Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA, 2018. Courtesy of Jonathan Hopson Gallery Brad Phillips. Installation view of Paintings for the people of Houston, at Jonathan Hopson Gallery,

Vignettes from San Antonio Vignettes from San Antonio

Vignettes from San Antonio

Michael Menchaca

Ruiz-Healy Art San Antonio, Texas, USA 03/21/2018 – 05/12/2018

Michael Menchaca earned his MFA from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 with a concentration in printmaking. A San Antonio native, Menchaca is known to juxtapose images from popular culture with Mesoamerican iconography. Vignettes from San Antonio is a new series of work that is inspired by the artist’s hometown. Large collage

Michael Menchaca. Exhibition view of Vignettes from San Antonio, at Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2018. Courtesy of Ruiz-Healy Art Michael Menchaca. Exhibition view of Vignettes from San Antonio, at Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2018. Courtesy of Ruiz-Healy Art Michael Menchaca. Exhibition view of Vignettes from San Antonio, at Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2018. Courtesy of Ruiz-Healy Art Michael

Spring 2018 International Artist-in-Residence at Artpace

Spring 2018 International Artist-in-Residence at Artpace

Rafa Esparza, Kapwani Kiwanga, Carlos Rosales-Silva

Artpace San Antonio, Texas, USA 03/22/2018 – 05/13/2018

ring the bells that still can ring… there is a crack in everything Kapwani Kiwanga In her most recent works, Kapwani Kiwanga appears like a scientist, mobilizing her knowledge in social sciences to develop research projects. Following a singular methodology, she creates specific protocols she uses like filters to observe specificities and capacity to change

Kapwani Kiwanga. Vista de instalación de Suena las campanas que aún suenen…En todo hay grietas, en Artpace, Texas, EE.UU., 2018. Comisionada y producida por Artpace San Antonio. Foto por Charlie Kitchen Suena las campanas que aún suenen… En todo hay grietas Kapwani Kiwanga En sus obras más recientes Kapwani Kiwanga se muestra como una científica,

The Toad The Toad

The Toad

Bucky Miller

Jonathan Hopson Houston, Texas, USA 03/11/2018 – 04/22/2018

I do not know the Toad, even though it has lived in a crack outside my apartment since I moved to Texas. On warm nights it crawls up and sits on a step, completely still, waiting. When I come home in the evening I crouch and say, “hello Toad,” before I go indoors. Sometimes I’ll

Installation view: (to the left) Goblin, 2016. Air-hardening clay. 2”x1.5”x1.5”; (to the right) Janitor, 2018. Pigment print (framed). 4”x2.6”. Image courtesy of Jonathan Hopson Gallery Installation view: Bucky Miller, The Toad at Jonathan Hopson Gallery. Image courtesy of Jonathan Hopson Gallery Installation view: (to the left) Tennis, 2017. Pigment print (framed). 10 x 8”; (to

Wide Open

Wide Open

Marcos Agudelo, Ursula Biemann, More&More Unlimited, and more

The Pollock Gallery Dallas, Texas, USA 11/03/2017 – 12/02/2017

Port to Port and The Pollock Gallery present Wide Open, a research exhibition exploring modern global infrastructures that shape our contemporary geological and material landscape, consisting of works by Marcos Agudelo, Ursula Biemann, More&More Unlimited (an Illogistics Company™) (Marina Zurkow, Sarah Rothberg, and Surya Mattu), Rebecca Moss, Armin Mühsam, Liam Young, and Tamir Zadok. The

DeGolyer Library, SMU, Edward C., Fritz Papers, Our Taxes, Their Barge Canal, Flyer, 1973. Courtesy of Pollock Gallery Exhibition view, Wide Open, 2017. Courtesy Pollock Gallery, Dallas Exhibition view, Wide Open, 2017. Courtesy Pollock Gallery, Dallas Port to Port and The Pollock Gallery present Wide Open, a research exhibition exploring modern global infrastructures that shape

Campions

Campions

Curated by Debra Barrera

Jonathan Hopson Gallery Houston, Texas, USA 09/10/2017 – 10/15/2017

Jonathan Hopson is pleased to present Campions, a group show curated by Debra Barrera featuring work by six artist who . While diverse in their style, the works by Brittney Anele, Linda Arredondo, Steven Evans, Jamil Hellu, Liz Rodda, and Talia Shulze. The American ideology of difference has shifted. A recent change has emerged for acceptance of the marginalized

Talia Shulze, rose+lily, 2017. C print, framed. 16 x 20”. Image courtesy of Jonathan Hopson. Installation view. Campions at Jonathan Hopson, 2017. Image courtesy of Jonathan Hopson. Installation view: Brittney Anele, Chained Jumper, 2017. Handmade garment. 57 x 32 x 1″. Image courtesy of Jonathan Hopson Jonathan Hopson is pleased to present Campions, a group show curated by Debra Barrera featuring