Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language

Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language

Curated by Beverly Adams and Florencia Bazzano-Nelson

Blanton Museum of Art Austin, Texas, USA 02/17/2019 – 05/26/2019

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton, an exhibition that examines how modern and contemporary Latin American and Latinx visual artists have engaged written language to make personal, political, and poetic statements. Words/Matter is drawn primarily from the Blanton’s extensive collection of

Alejandro Diaz, Unknown Artist at Unheard of Prices!, 2012. Acrylic paint on cast resin, 13 x 18 3/4 in., Collection of Alejandro Diaz. Photo courtesy of Alejandro Diaz Antonio Caro, Colombia Coca-Cola, 2010. Enamel on tin, 27 1/2 x 39 3/8 in., Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Susman Collection, 2014

Word on the Street Word on the Street

Word on the Street

Curated by House of Trees

Artpace San Antonio, Texas, USA 01/10/2019 – 04/12/2019

Word on the Street, an exhibition of original political and poetic banners created by renowned female artists and writers, opened January 10 at Artpace. Approximately 30 large-scale banners and flags will be on view in the Hudson Showroom and Main Space through April 12. An initiative by arts collective House of Trees in collaboration with

Tania Bruguera, When the rights of immigrants are denied the rights of citizens are at risk (2018). Felt banner. Image courtesy of Artpace Tania Bruguera, Today politics is half image-making half making people believe the image (2018). Felt banner. Image courtesy of Artpace Naomi Shihab Nye/House of Trees, Noise quiet lives inside (2018). Felt banner. Image courtesy

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.

White Lies

White Lies

Lucas Simões

Lora Reynolds Gallery Austin, Texas, USA 04/08/2017 – 05/27/2017

Lucas Simões’s Abismo sculptures, whether freestanding or hanging on the wall, combine geometric shapes cast in concrete, stacks of tracing paper, and sometimes thin sheets of wood, copper, or brass. Simões precisely aligns hundreds of sheets of paper and pinches them between or drapes them over concrete forms without internal supports or glue —only gravity

Lucas Simões, White Lies 7, 2017. Concrete, paper, gold leaf, and steel. 57 x 13-1/4 x 10-3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Installation view. Courtesy of the artist. Installation view. Courtesy of the artist. Lucas Simões’s Abismo sculptures, whether freestanding or hanging on the wall, combine geometric shapes cast in concrete, stacks of tracing paper,

Dallas Art Fair 2016 and Houston Roundup Dallas Art Fair 2016 and Houston Roundup

Dallas Art Fair 2016 and Houston Roundup

By Dorothée Dupuis Dallas, Texas 04/15/2016 – 04/17/2016

What’s the difference between prejudice and fantasy? Texas incarnates a big chunk of the American dream, notably in relation to a specific landscape, the one of the Wild West, with its reddish canyons and strategically designed myths of autochthon tribes fighting heroic cowboys whitewashed as straight and Caucasian. On this image is superimposed others of

Nick Vaughan y Jake Margolin en Devin Borden, Houston. Dallas Art Fair 2016. ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre el prejuicio y la fantasía? Texas encarna gran parte del sueño americano, notablemente en relación a un paisaje específico, el del Wild West, con sus valles rojos y sus mitos diseñados de tribus autóctonas peleando cowboys heroicos blanqueados. Sobre esta

All the Signs are (T)Here / Reconociendo las señales All the Signs are (T)Here / Reconociendo las señales

All the Signs are (T)Here / Reconociendo las señales

Curated by Alexis Salas

Blanton Museum of Art Austin, Texas, USA 04/30/2015 – 08/09/2015

This exhibition explores dialogues between the Chicano United States and Mexico— populations whose artistic production is often exhibited separately despite shared social and cultural circumstances. From mural movements to print workshops, Mexican and Chicano art is known for its emphasis on legible graphic communication as well as its social and political aims. The artists featured

Esta exposición explora el diálogo entre los EE.UU. chicano y México—poblaciones cuya producción artística se exhibe a menudo por separado a pesar de circunstancias sociales y culturales compartidas. De los movimientos muralistas a los talleres de imprenta, el arte mexicano y chicano se conoce por su énfasis en la comunicación gráfica legible así como sus

LOVE Georges Herms

LOVE Georges Herms

Georges Herms

Testsite Austin, USA 09/07/2014 – 10/19/2014

Curator : Sarah Bancroft Fluent~Collaborative & testsite are pleased to present LOVE George Herms, an installation of collages and sculpture by Beat-generation master George Herms. Curated by Sarah C. Bancroft, this is Herms’ first exhibition in Texas since 2002. The presentation at testsite will feature a small selection of the artist’s celebrated found-object sculptures and assemblages,

Curator : Sarah Bancroft Fluent~Collaborative & testsite are pleased to present LOVE George Herms, an installation of collages and sculpture by Beat-generation master George Herms. Curated by Sarah C. Bancroft, this is Herms’ first exhibition in Texas since 2002. The presentation at testsite will feature a small selection of the artist’s celebrated found-object sculptures and assemblages,