Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
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

where we meet where we meet

where we meet

ektor garcia and Pei-Hsuan Wang

Good Weather at Chicken Coop Contemporary Portland, Oregon, USA 06/22/2018 – 07/29/2018

I would say that the three characteristics of minor art are: not the deterritorialization of language, but the development of one’s own personal, highly idiosyncratic language; not so much the connection of the individual to a political immediacy, but the acknowledgement that form, which is art’s primary duty, is always already political; and definitely not the collective assemblage

Installation view. Images courtesy of the artists, Good Weather, and Chicken Coop Contemporary ektor garcia, dinosaurios, 2018. Leather, steel ring, copper wire, copper nail, cast aluminum, bike tube. 71 × 7 × 3.5 in, 66 × 4.5 × 2.5 in, 11 × 8 × 1 in. Images courtesy of the artists, Good Weather, and Chicken Coop

Pancha, the Colorful Bird and the Shining Snake

Pancha, the Colorful Bird and the Shining Snake

Jorge Satorre

REDCAT Los Angeles, California, USA 05/12/2018 – 07/08/2018

Pancha, the Colorful Bird and the Shining is the first solo exhibition by Mexican artist Jorge Satorre (Mexico City, 1979) in the United States. The commissioned installation by Satorre consists of a series of sculptures and drawings that collectively portray alternative and subjective historical narratives, developed by the artist in contrast to standard, institutional versions of

Jorge Satorre. Vista de la exposición Pancha, the Colorful Bird and the Shining Snake, REDCAT, Los Angeles, 2018. Courtesy of REDCAT. Photo: Brica Wilcox Jorge Satorre. Vista de la exposición Pancha, the Colorful Bird and the Shining Snake, REDCAT, Los Angeles, 2018. Courtesy of REDCAT. Photo: Brica Wilcox Jorge Satorre. Vista de la exposición Pancha,

Marilyn Minter Marilyn Minter

Marilyn Minter

Marilyn Minter

Regen Projects Los Angeles, California, USA 05/19/2018 – 06/23/2018

Regen Projects presents an exhibition of new paintings, photographs, and a video work by New York-based artist Marilyn Minter. This marks her third solo presentation at the gallery. Over the course of her decades-long career, Marilyn Minter has developed a singular and provocative pictorial language imbued with themes of desire, power, glamour, and beauty. Often

Installation view of Marilyn Minter at Regen Projects, Los Angeles. May 19 – June 23, 2018. Photo: Brian Forrest, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. © Marilyn Minter, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles Installation view of Marilyn Minter at Regen Projects, Los Angeles. May 19 – June 23, 2018. Photo: Brian Forrest, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. ©

New Investigations in Collective Form New Investigations in Collective Form

New Investigations in Collective Form

The Open Workshop

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) San Francisco, California, USA 03/29/2018 – 07/29/2018

For the third installment of The City Initiative, which highlights architects, designers, planners, and artists creating provocative work in urban environments, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) features The Open Workshop, a Bay Area design research office founded by architect and urban designer Neeraj Bhatia that focuses on the relationship between territory, form, and

The Open Workshop, Field of Representation, 2018, installation view, The Open Workshop: New Investigations in Collective Form, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2018. Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photograph by Charlie Villyard The Open Workshop, Collections of New Worlds, 2018, installation view, The Open Workshop: New Investigations in Collective Form,

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,

Hacer una isla

Hacer una isla

Alejandra Venegas y Anabel Juarez

Ruberta Los Angeles, USA 04/29/2018 – 06/09/2018

Presented by BWSMX, Mexico City. In a studio visit leading up to this exhibition, I was having a conversation with the artist Alejandra Venegas about, well, let’s call it the nature of nature, and I was reminded of a passage in Norbert Wiener’s book, “The Human Use of Human Beings.” As entropy increases, the universe,

Installation view of Hacer una isla at Ruberta, featuring Alejandra Venegas and Anabel Juárez. Image courtesy of the artists, Ruberta, and BWSMX. Photo: Jeff McLane Installation view of Hacer una isla at Ruberta, featuring Alejandra Venegas and Anabel Juárez. Image courtesy of the artists, Ruberta, and BWSMX. Photo: Jeff McLane Installation view of Hacer una

Solid Abstraction. Disobedience strategies in contemporary Cuban art Solid Abstraction. Disobedience strategies in contemporary Cuban art

Solid Abstraction. Disobedience strategies in contemporary Cuban art

Curated by Aldeide Delgado

Miami Biennale Miami, Florida, USA 04/19/2018 – 05/25/2018

Miami Biennale and Henrique Faria Fine Art present Solid Abstraction. Disobedience strategies in contemporary Cuban art featuring ten Cuban artists that work with different media ranging from painting, photography, installation, sculpture to site-specific interventions, and adopt methodologies from diverse disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, history, graphic design, data analysis and architecture, and urbanism. Solid Abstraction. Disobedience

Group show. Exhibition view of Solid Abstraction. Disobedience strategies in Contemporary Cuban Art, Miami Biennale, Miami, 2018. Cortesía Alejandro Taquechel Group show. Exhibition view of Solid Abstraction. Disobedience strategies in Contemporary Cuban Art, Miami Biennale, Miami, 2018. Cortesía Alejandro Taquechel Group show. Exhibition view of Solid Abstraction. Disobedience strategies in Contemporary Cuban Art, Miami Biennale,

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