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

Crap Aggregate Crap Aggregate

Crap Aggregate

Kristin Cammermeyer

Brittany Vallejo, California, USA January 18, 2020 – March 14, 2020

“…the image of dead or thoroughly instrumentalized matter feeds human hubris and our earth-destroying fantasies of conquest and consumption. It does so by preventing us from detecting (seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling) a fuller range of the nonhuman powers circulating around and within human bodies. These material powers, which can aid or destroy, enrich or

Kristin Cammermeyer, Crap Aggregate (2020). Installation view. Image courtesy of Brittany Kristin Cammermeyer, Crap Aggregate (2020). Installation view. Image courtesy of Brittany Kristin Cammermeyer, Crap Aggregate (2020). Installation view. Image courtesy of Brittany “…the image of dead or thoroughly instrumentalized matter feeds human hubris and our earth-destroying fantasies of conquest and consumption. It does so

Wanaawna, Rio Hondo and Other Spirits Wanaawna, Rio Hondo and Other Spirits

Wanaawna, Rio Hondo and Other Spirits

Carolina Caycedo

Orange County Museum of Art Santa Ana, California, USA September 21, 2019 – March 22, 2020

The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) presents six new exhibitions of works by artists from the Pacific Rim, all of which consider the complexities of our relationship to the natural world. The exhibitions showcase a diverse group of artists—Carolina Caycedo (United States/Colombia), Daniel Duford (United States), Ximena Garrido-Lecca (Peru), Mulyana (Indonesia), Robert Zhao Renhui

Multiple Clitoris, 2016. Photograph printed on cotton canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Instituto de Visión, Bogotá Carolina Caycedo, Wanaawna, Rio Hondo and Other Spirits (2020). Installation view Wanaawna, 2019. Photograph printed on cotton canvas. Courtesy of the artist, commissioned by OCMA The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) presents six new exhibitions of works

Sharing

Sharing

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,