Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
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Marisa Takal

Del Vaz Projects Los Angeles, California, USA February 1, 2020 – March 8, 2020

I think about generosity and how we relate to one another. I think about how hard it can be to communicate with each other. I like to share, but sometimes I don’t. I like when others share. Do you? I want you to hold these boxes and look inside of them. In these boxes, I’m

Marisa Takal, Dick is Over, it’s a Baby (2017-2020). Acrylic, paper, packing tape, marker, colored pencil, pen on coffee grinder box. Image courtesy of Jay Ezra Nayssan Marisa Takal, Self, Understanding, Focus, Patience, Routine, Friendship, Expectations, A Window (2020). Paper, pencil, acrylic, adhesive paper, packing tape on tea box. Image courtesy of Jay Ezra Nayssan

The Body Says, I Am a Fiesta: The Figure in Latin American Art The Body Says, I Am a Fiesta: The Figure in Latin American Art

The Body Says, I Am a Fiesta: The Figure in Latin American Art

Curated by J. Rachel Gustafson

Norton Museum of Art West Palm Beach, Florida, USA October 4, 2019 – March 1, 2020

The Norton Museum of Art today announced its fall exhibition, The Body Says, I Am a Fiesta: The Figure in Latin American Art, which is the first in a planned series of projects dedicated to Latin American artists. Largely drawn from the Norton’s permanent collection, the exhibition addresses ideas about the body and its symbolic

Francisco Zúñiga (Mexican, born Costa Rica, 1912 – 1998), Desnudo Reclinado (Reclining Nude), 1970. Sepia crayon on ivory paper. Gift of Fels Hecht/The Fels Hecht Collection, 89.94 © Fundación Zúñiga Laborde A. C. Installation image of The Body Says, I Am a Fiesta: The Figure in Latin American Art at the Norton Museum of Art.

Hi, how are you, Gonzo? Hi, how are you, Gonzo?

Hi, how are you, Gonzo?

Abraham Cruzvillegas

Aspen Art Museum Aspen, Colorado, USA October 18, 2019 – January 26, 2020

The Aspen Art Museum presents Abraham Cruzvillegas’s exhibition Hi, how are you, Gonzo?, beginning Friday, October 18, 2019, through Sunday, January 26, 2020, in AAM Galleries 4, 5, 6, and the AAM Crown Commons. An exhibition conceived in close collaboration with the Contemporary Austin, Hi, how are you, Gonzo?, is co-organized by the AAM’s Nancy

Installation view: Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo?, Aspen Art Museum, 2019. Photo: Tony Prikry Installation view: Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo?, Aspen Art Museum, 2019. Photo: Tony Prikry Installation view: Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo?, Aspen Art Museum, 2019. Photo: Tony Prikry The Aspen Art Museum presents Abraham Cruzvillegas’s

CHIRON CHIRON

CHIRON

Adelita Husni Bey

REDCAT Los Angeles, California, USA September 21, 2019 – January 26, 2020

The Gallery at REDCAT presents Adelita Husni Bey: CHIRON, an exhibition that includes the West Coast premiere of Husni Bey’s most recent film and installation Chiron (2019), commissioned and premiered by the New Museum in January 2019. Postcards from the Desert Island (2011) and 2265 (2015), two of Husni Bey’s most important past works are shown alongside this presentation. These works explore

Adelita Husni Bey, CHIRON (2019). Installation view at REDCAT, Los Angeles. Photo: Brica Wilcox Adelita Husni Bey, CHIRON (2019). Installation view at REDCAT, Los Angeles. Photo: Brica Wilcox Adelita Husni Bey, CHIRON (2019). Installation view at REDCAT, Los Angeles. Photo: Brica Wilcox The Gallery at REDCAT presents Adelita Husni Bey: CHIRON, an exhibition that includes the

Bureau of Aesthetics

Bureau of Aesthetics

Native Art Department International, curated by Mercer Union

KADIST San Francisco, California, USA October 12, 2019 – January 25, 2020

KADIST has invited Mercer Union, a non-profit artist-run center in Toronto, Canada for an Art-Space Residency and exhibition in San Francisco. Mercer Union has conceived the residency as an incubator to consider the approach to institutions working small-scale. Together, both organizations take up a series of questions around collaboration with Native Art Department International (NADI),

Native Art Department International, Double Shift (2018), Painted canvas. Image courtesy of KADIST  Native Art Department International, Drink Bar for Two (2016), Sculpture, wood, paint. Image courtesy of KADIST  Native Art Department International, Bureau of Aesthetics. Installation View, curated by Mercer Union. October 12, 2019 to January 25, 2020. KADIST San Francisco. Photo by Jeff Warrin KADIST has invited

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

Esta tierra es tu tierra Esta tierra es tu tierra

Esta tierra es tu tierra

Erick Antonio Benitez

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA November 25, 2019 – January 12, 2020

The Gallery at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) presents a solo exhibition of Erick Antonio Benitez: Esta Tierra Es Tu Tierra (This Land is Your Land). Erick Antonio Benitez is a first-generation Salvadorian-American who earned his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His work deals with the human intervention of the natural environment and the social-political connotations of

Erick Antonio Benitez, Esta Tierra Es Tu Tierra ( This Land Is Your Land). 2016 – On-going. Multimedia Installation: Video projection mapping, soundscapes, spray paint on wood and foam core, assorted sand and dirt from various border sites, found clothing articles and belongings, yucca flowers, seashells, and rocks. Photo Credit: Kay Baier Erick Antonio Benitez,

Mud Mud

Mud

Sarah McMenimen

Garden Los Angeles, California, USA November 9, 2019 – January 11, 2020

Garden presents Mud, an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Sarah McMenimen. In these sculptures and reliefs, McMenimen forges accretions and erosions of sand, stone, dirt, and resin, or reused post-industrial alloy metals. Formed with the indices of non-human matter and traces, including shells, plants, and animal prints, McMenimen here explores the rich

Sarah McMenimen, Mud (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist and Garden. Photo by Marten Elder Sarah McMenimen, Mud (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist and Garden. Photo by Marten Elder Sarah McMenimen, Full Moon Moth (2019). Cast, carved, and welded aluminum. Image courtesy of the artist and Garden. Photo by Marten Elder Garden presents

Privé Privé

Privé

Anna Uddenberg

Marciano Art Foundation Los Angeles, California, USA July 25, 2019 – December 22, 2019

Anna Uddenberg explores social conventions and norms that are the product of consumer culture. She challenges ingrained ways of thinking and seeing as well as ideas of mental and physical mobility. Through the lens of the feedback loop that is social media, she analyzes systems of representation, the performativity of femme expressions and its cross-connection

Installation view of Anna Uddenberg: Privé, 2019. Courtesy of the artist, Marciano Art Foundation and House of Gaga, Mexico City and Los Angeles. Photo: Jeff Mclane Installation view of Anna Uddenberg: Privé, 2019. Courtesy of the artist, Marciano Art Foundation and House of Gaga, Mexico City and Los Angeles. Photo: Jeff Mclane Installation view of

Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space

Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space

Curated by Mara Gladstone

Palm Springs Art Museum Palm Springs, California, USA June 1, 2019 – December 15, 2019

Palm Springs Art Museum presents Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space. Curated by Mara Gladstone, Associate Curator, the exhibition features five women artists, Kelly Akashi, Gisela Colon, Victoria Fu, Karen Lofgren, and Adee Roberson, who work sculpturally to represent their unique understandings of the body’s connection to the external world. Brave New Worlds occupies a series

Kelly Akashi, Feel Me (Cranberry), 2018, bronze, glass. Courtesy the artist and François Ghebaly, Los Angeles Gisela Colon, Untitled (15-Foot Parabolic Monolith Iridium), 2017, engineered carbon fiber. Courtesy of GAVLAK Gallery, Los Angeles and Palm Beach, and the artist Adee Roberson, Yam Spirit and Neon Sunrise, 2019, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist Palm