Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
staring at the sun

staring at the sun

Rafa Esparza; curated by Marco Antonio Flores

MASS MoCA North Adams, Massachusetts, USA January 19, 2019 – December 1, 2019

Rafa Esparza first used the labor-intensive process of hand-making adobe bricks in 2014. Extending the skill he learned from his father—who made adobe bricks in Mexico to sell and to build his first home—Los Angeles-based Esparza hand-made approximately 1,400 adobe bricks to cover the surface of Michael Parker’s sculpture, The Unfinished. Through this project the artist

Rafa Esparza, Border Wash: Mexican immigrant laborers sprayed with DDT at processing center in Hidalgo,Texas—after Leonard Nadel, 1956 (2019). Acrylic on adobe panel (local dirt, horse dung, hay, Hoosic River water, chain-link fence, plywood). Image courtesy of MASS MoCA. Photo by Kaelan Burkett Rafa Esparza, Hector and Jose Polio as Hero Twins: Hunahpu and Xbalanque (2019). Acrylic on adobe panel (local dirt,

Huma Bhabha: They Live Huma Bhabha: They Live

Huma Bhabha: They Live

Huma Bhabha

Institute of Contemporary Art Boston Boston, Massachusetts, USA 03/23/2019 – 05/27/2019

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) presents Huma Bhabha: They Live, the largest survey of the artist’s work to date. Spanning over two decades of Bhabha’s work, this major exhibition features sculpture, drawing, and photography, and considers the artist’s engagement with the human figure. Best known for her sculptures, Bhabha uses a wide variety of

Installation view, Huma Bhabha: They Live, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, 2019. Photo by Charles Mayer Photography Installation view, Huma Bhabha: They Live, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, 2019. Photo by Charles Mayer Photography Installation view, Huma Bhabha: They Live, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, 2019. Photo by Charles Mayer Photography The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) presents

Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now

Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now

Elías Adasme, Carmen Beuchat, Felipe Mujica with Johanna Unzueta, and more...

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 10/27/2016 – 01/08/2017

Artists: Elías Adasme, Carmen Beuchat, Felipe Mujica with Johanna Unzueta, CADA (Colectivo Acciones de Arte), Francisco Copello, Luz Donoso, Juan Downey, Carlos Leppe, Catalina Parra, Lotty Rosenfeld, UNAC (Unión por la Cultura), Cecilia Vicuña, and Raúl Zurita with Cristóbal Lehyt. Responding to the coup d’état and its aftermath in the 1970s, Chilean artists residing in Santiago and abroad created works

Installation view, Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Sert Gallery, Oct 27, 2016–Jan 8, 2017. Left: Carlos Leppe, Las Cantatrices, 1979. Right: Francisco Copello, Il Gioco dell´Ambiguita (The Ambiguity Game), 1977. Courtesy Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University. CADA (Colectivo Acciones de Arte), So as