Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Recognize My Sign Recognize My Sign

Recognize My Sign

Nicolas Moufarrege

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Houston, Texas, USA 11/10/2018 – 02/17/2019

During a career that lasted just over a decade, Nicolas Moufarrege (1947-1985) created an original and idiosyncratic body of embroidered paintings. Recognize My Sign—the artist’s first solo museum exhibition—traces the development of his work from the lap-scaled portrait-tapestries he produced in Beirut, Lebanon in the early-1970s to the final works he created in New York

Nicolas Moufarrege, Narcissix of One and Nick’s of the Other, 1983. Thread, pigment, glitter, and brooches on needlepoint canvas. Image courtesy CAMH. Photo by Emily Peacock Nicolas Moufarrege, The Fifth Day, 1980. Thread and pigment on needlepoint canvas. Collection of George Waterman, III. Image courtesy CAMH. Photo by Emily Peacock Nicolas Moufarrege, Title unknown, 1985. Thread,

Familial Technologies Familial Technologies

Familial Technologies

Jennifer Moon

Commonwealth and Council Los Angeles, California, USA 11/17/2018 – 12/29/2018

Family is often the first institution we encounter: through it, we learn to give and receive love—conditioning how we will transact affection in every other intimate and institutional relationship. Family is also often the site of formative trauma, which similarly will manifest in how we treat ourselves and others for the rest of our lives.

Jennifer’s “vision board”, 2018. Paint, wood, inkjet print, watercolor, collage, Rainbow Scratch Paper, pen, marker, stickers, mixed media. Dimensions variable. Photo: Ruben Diaz. Image courtesy of Commonwealth & Council Jennifer Moon, expansivelove’s Avakin Life, 2018. Image courtesy of Commonwealth & Council Jennifer Moon, expansivelove’s Black Forest apartment, 2018. Image courtesy of Commonwealth & Council Family is often the first institution

Textão Textão

Textão

Organized by Explode!, Lanchonete.org and Lastro

Museu da Diversidade Sexual São Paulo, Brazil 11/06/2018 – 01/12/2019

On November 6th, the Museu da Diversidade Sexual (Museum of Sexual Diversity) administrated by the São Paulo State Department through the social cultural organization APAA, opened the exhibition Textão. Through different range of texts, presented in various formats and languages, multiple issues addressed come from the experience of bodies with the cities they live in,

Textão, installation view at Museu da Diversidade Sexual, São Paulo, 2018. Courtesy of the curatorial team Textão, installation view at Museu da Diversidade Sexual, São Paulo, 2018. Courtesy of the curatorial team Textão, installation view at Museu da Diversidade Sexual, São Paulo, 2018. Courtesy of the curatorial team On November 6th, the Museu da Diversidade Sexual (Museum of

The Third Muslim The Third Muslim

The Third Muslim

Co-curated by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yas Ahmed

SOMArts Cultural Center San Francisco, California USA 01/25/2018 – 02/22/2018

SOMArts Cultural Center presents The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience co-curated by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yas Ahmed. The second exhibition in the 2017–2018 season of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency, this group exhibition centers artists whose identities as queer, trans*, gender non-conforming and Muslim have consistently pushed them to the margins of

Group show. Exhibition view of The Third Muslim, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, 2018. Photo Credit: Chani Bockwinkel. Courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center Group show. Exhibition view of The Third Muslim, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, 2018. Photo Credit: Chani Bockwinkel. Courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center Group show. Exhibition view of The Third Muslim, SOMArts

Mírame

Mírame

by Joey Terrill

A cross-generational narrative of queer Chicanx and Latinx artists finds a common space in LA. I don’t attempt a critique of Pacific Standard Time or the myriad queer Latinx works that will be presented in it. What I offer instead is a personal reflection as a gay Chicano artist who is beginning to be considered an “elder” in the queer community, an

A cross-generational narrative of queer Chicanx and Latinx artists finds a common space in LA. Gabriel Garcia Roman, Carlos & Fernando, 2015. Silkscreen print. Photo courtesy of the artist. I don’t attempt a critique of Pacific Standard Time or the myriad queer Latinx works that will be presented in it. What I offer instead is a personal reflection as