February 22, 2018
As a result of an ongoing conversation between the two curators Jens Hoffman and Pablo León de la Barra, the Museum will be launching the exhibition United States of Latin America. Based on years of research and information exchange about the development of the art in Latin American countries, the two curators put together more than thirty artists, many of whom will be exhibiting in the United States for the first time.
The exhibition features a comprehensive compendium of works in a variety of mediums. Photographs about housing in Havana, Cuba, a film about the effects of gang’s violence in Mexico, sculptures that reflect the involvement of the CIA in Latin America dictatorships, drawings of historical monuments from the future and paintings about the interaction of modernist houses, tropical vegetation and utopian architecture. United States of Latin America, provides the visitors with a sight into a reality that touches themes such as geography, urbanism, memory, colonialism, architecture, social inequality, regionalism and power.
Writers and curators from Latin America were invited by the Jens Hoffman and Pablo León de la Barra, to contribute in the development of a glossary of terms that articulate the region’s historical landscape and conceptual syntax. This glossary along with texts on all the artists, images of their artworks, and a round table discussion featuring curators based in Latin America, will be published in the catalogue.
Pablo Accinelli, Edgardo Aragón, Juan Araujo, Felipe Arturo, Nicolás Bacal, Milena Bonilla, Paloma Bosquê, Pia Camil, Bevenuto Chavajay, Marcelo Cidade, Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker, Nicolás Consuegra, Minerva Cuevas, Elena Damiani, Mariana Castillo Deball, Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Federico Herrero, Voluspa Jarpa, Runo Lagomarsino, Adriana Lara, Engel Leonardo, Valentina Liernur, Mateo López, Renata Lucas, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Nicolás Paris, Amalia Pica, Pablo Rasgado, Pedro Reyes, Adrián Villar Rojas, Gabriel Sierra, Clarissa Tossin, Carla Zaccagnini.
Developed in collaboration with Kadist Art Foundation, United States of Latin America is curated by Jens Hoffmann, MOCAD senior curator at large, and Pablo León de la Barra, guest curator. A range of public programs and educational activities will run concurrently with the exhibition, including a public conversation with the curators, lectures by some of the participating artists, film screenings, and performances.
On View: September 18, 2015 - January 3, 2016