Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Historias invertidas Historias invertidas

Historias invertidas

Esvin Alarcón Lam

META Miami Miami, Florida, USA January 30, 2020 – April 16, 2020

For Esvin Alarcón Lam, a young artist coming of age in present-day Guatemala, both his country’s and his own social, geographical and historical vantage points serve as the same points of departure for his creative practice. In the digital, ever-connected present, these perspectives serve Alarcón Lam as an impetus to mine both the physical and

Esvin Alarcón Lam, Historias invertidas (2020). Installation view. Image courtesy of META Miami Esvin Alarcón Lam, Historias invertidas (2020). Installation view. Image courtesy of META Miami Esvin Alarcón Lam, Historias invertidas (2020). Installation view. Image courtesy of META Miami For Esvin Alarcón Lam, a young artist coming of age in present-day Guatemala, both his country’s

Dilatantes Dilatantes

Dilatantes

Mercedes Elena González

META Miami with Henrique Faria Fine Art Miami, Florida, USA September 11, 2019 – January 23, 2020

  Hybridizations When observing the components of Mercedes Elena González’s recent work, grouped together here under the title Dilatantes, we could assume that they form an integral part of an “archive” or “register” of successive previous works. With this temporal recuperation, González establishes a formal and conceptual continuity that is a function of the traces

Mercedes Elena González, Dilatantes (2019). Vista de instalación. Imagen cortesía de Miami Biennale Mercedes Elena González, Dilatantes (2019). Vista de instalación. Imagen cortesía de Miami Biennale Mercedes Elena González, Dilatantes (2019). Vista de instalación. Imagen cortesía de Miami Biennale Hibridaciones Al observar los componentes de la obra reciente de Mercedes Elena González, agrupados bajo el título Dilatantes, podemos asumir que son

Where the Oceans Meet Where the Oceans Meet

Where the Oceans Meet

Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza, Gabriela Rangel, and Rina Carvajal

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Miami, Florida, USA April 5, 2019 – September 29, 2019

  Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC) presents Where the Oceans Meet, an exhibition of modern and contemporary art that resonates with the pioneering thought of two Caribbean writers, Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant. The international group of thirty-nine artists and collectives in the exhibition consider notions of shifting and

Lani Maestro, A Book Thick Of Ocean ( 1993). Photo by Lincoln Mulcahy. Courtesy of the artist. Ana Mendieta, Fundamento Palo Monte: Silueta Series (Gunpowder Works) (1980). Photo Credit: Vieri Tomaselli. © The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC. Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. Courtesy of The Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, Miami Yto Barrada. Film

Playground

Playground

Curated by Verónica Flom and Camilo Godoy

Dot Fiftyone Gallery Miami, Florida, USA July 31, 2019 – September 14, 2019

The exhibition focuses on childhood as a site for the exploration of fragile, ludic, violent and poetic universes. Together, the artists in this exhibition work with ideas from their childhood as the material to address personal and political moments. From playing as a newscaster to documenting portraits of children who have been the target of

Playground (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Dot Fiftyone Gallery Playground (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Dot Fiftyone Gallery Playground (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Dot Fiftyone Gallery The exhibition focuses on childhood as a site for the exploration of fragile, ludic, violent and poetic universes. Together, the artists in this exhibition work

Reconstrucción

Reconstrucción

Emilia Azcárate, Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck and others

Miami Biennale Miami, Florida, USA 06/06/2019 – 09/04/2019

In times of intense political and social upheaval, such as that roiling Venezuela currently, symbols of national and cultural significance can be cast in a new light. Techniques of nationalistic propaganda tend to rely on historical images of past greatness to retain support, while oppositional movements challenge the status quo and question the narratives that

Reconstrucción (2019). Vista de instalación. Imagen cortesía de Miami Biennale Reconstrucción (2019). Vista de instalación. Imagen cortesía de Miami Biennale Reconstrucción (2019). Vista de instalación. Imagen cortesía de Miami Biennale En tiempos de agitación política y social intensa, como la que aflige a Venezuela en la actualidad, los símbolos de importancia nacional y cultural pueden

PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince

PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince

Co-curated by Edouard Duval-Carrié and Leah Gordon

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami North Miami, Florida, USA 04/23/2019 – 08/11/2019

In conjunction with Haitian Heritage Month, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will display PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince which brings together the work of over 20 artists working in the Haitian capital. The exhibition highlights Port-au-Prince’s many diverse centers of cultural production, informal street life, religious heritage and mythologies to create

PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince (2019). Installation view. Photo by Daniel Bock PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince (2019). Installation view. Photo by Daniel Bock PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince (2019). Installation view. Photo by Daniel Bock In conjunction with Haitian Heritage Month, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will display PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince

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Curated by GeoVanna Gonzalez and Naiomy Guerrero

Supplement Projects Miami, Florida, USA 06/15/2019 – 08/04/2019

  [Unsubscribe] is a group show comprised of artists who use visual language dominant in the digital realm to engage questions of e-identity formation, and social interactions that play out in our imaginations—despite the absence of a physical presence. The exhibition considers the internet as a place not void of strategic categorization and intervention.  In Will

Danny Agnew (Roots Collective), Black is an Algorithm (2019). Printed t-shirt. Image courtesy of Supplement Projects Pastiche Lumumba, #EndlessScrollingGeneration No.1,2,3,4, animated GIFs. Image courtesy of Supplement Projects [UNSUBSCRIBE], Installation view (2019). Image courtesy of Supplement Projects [Unsubscribe] is a group show comprised of artists who use visual language dominant in the digital realm to engage questions of e-identity

Arenas y arenas y arenas

Arenas y arenas y arenas

Juan Pablo Garza

Dimensions Variable Miami, Florida, USA 05/11/2019 – 08/01/2019

By exercising a methodology of work that consists of collecting, intervening, modifying and organizing objects Juan Pablo Garza would make a single installation piece that would take over the gallery walls. A sustained and creative speculation from and around objects. Entities wavering between truth and fiction that will respond to instincts and logic interchangeably. Juan

Juan Pablo Garza, Arenas y arenas y arenas (2019). Installation view.  Photography by Francesco Casale Juan Pablo Garza, Arenas y arenas y arenas (2019). Installation view.  Photography by Francesco Casale Juan Pablo Garza, Arenas y arenas y arenas (2019). Installation view.  Photography by Francesco Casale By exercising a methodology of work that consists of collecting, intervening,

Ni Aquí, Ni Allá

Ni Aquí, Ni Allá

Luz Carabaño

Dimensions Variable Miami, Florida, USA 05/11/2019 – 08/01/2019

Ni Aquí, Ni Allá is a selection of Carabaño’s work which showcases the in-between space her paintings inhabit. Displacement plays a central role in these images. They stand between our world in their naturalistic renderings and another in abstract ambiguous fields. The paintings are always rooted in something seen, yet they are distant from their

Luz Carabaño, Ni Aquí, Ni Allá (2019). Installation view. Photo by Francesco Casale Luz Carabaño, Ni Aquí, Ni Allá (2019). Installation view. Photo by Francesco Casale Luz Carabaño, Ni Aquí, Ni Allá (2019). Installation view. Photo by Francesco Casale Ni Aquí, Ni Allá is a selection of Carabaño’s work which showcases the in-between space her paintings inhabit. Displacement plays a central role in these

Campo abierto Campo abierto

Campo abierto

Sheila Hicks

The Bass Miami, Florida, USA 04/13/2019 – 09/29/2019

Grouping works of art from various periods, Campo abierto (Open Field) explores the formal, social and environmental aspects of landscape that have been present, yet rarely examined, throughout Sheila Hicks’ expansive career. Prompting contemplations on collaboration, dialogue and discussion, the exhibition is rooted in the reconfiguration of Escalade Beyond Chromatic Lands (2016-2017), the artist’s vast installation produced for the

Sheila Hicks, Campo Abierto (2019). Installation view . Image courtesy of The Bass. Sheila Hicks, Campo Abierto (2019).Installation view. Image courtesy of The Bass. Sheila Hicks, Campo Abierto (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of The Bass. Grouping works of art from various periods, Campo abierto (Open Field) explores the formal, social and environmental aspects of landscape that