"Sólo un poco aquí: DAY OF THE DEAD"
"Sólo un poco aquí: DAY OF THE DEAD" Curated by Dolores Mercado
VIRTUAL OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
ON VIEW (Virtually):
SEPTEMBER 18 – DECEMBER 13, 2020
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MEXICAN ART
1852 W 19th St. Chicago, IL 60608
This year’s exhibition pays tribute to and remembers the numerous individuals from our community, Mexico, the U.S. and the entire world that have died from COVID-19. Join us to see new installations, paintings, and prints created by local artists for this, the 34thannual Day of the Dead exhibition. In addition there will be works of art in various media from the growing National Museum of Mexican Art Permanent Collection. These works created by Mexican artists from both sides of the border reveal their interest in preserving and participating in one of the most influential living celebrations from Mexico, which over time has transcended borders.
Este año la exposición rinde homenaje y recuerda a todas las personas de nuestra comunidad, de México, los Estados Unidos y del mundo entero que han muerto por el COVID-19. Acompáñenos a ver instalaciones, grabados y pinturas creadas por artistas locales para ésta, la 34ª exposición de Día de muertos. Así mismo, obras en diferentes técnicas de la creciente colección permanente del Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano serán también parte de esta exposición. Este conjunto de obras creadas por artistas mexicanos de los dos lados de la frontera manifiesta el interés de ellos por preservar y participar en una de las celebraciones vivas más importantes de México, la cual, a través del tiempo, ha trascendido fronteras.
Curated by Dolores Mercado
Curatorial Assistant, Marilyn Lara Corral
Atlan Arceo-Witzl, Carlos Barberena, Gabriela Leyva, Hector Duarte, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Sam Kirk, Rodrigo Lara Zendejas, Elsa Muñoz, Mark Nelson, Yollocalli Youth Council.
Herman Aguirre, Rene H. Arceo, Antonia Felipe Calendario, Veronica Cardoso Nagel, Alfonso Castillo Orta (1944-2009), Castillo Orta Family, Almendra Castillo Valderrama, Carmen Chami, Javier Chavira, Álvaro de la Cruz López, José Antonio de la Cruz, Francisco Flores, Esperanza Gama, Demetrio García Aguilar, Sergio Gómez, Gronk, Ester Hernández, Pedro Hernández, Celeste Jaime, Carmen Lomas Garza, Mario López Torres, Isabel Martínez, Ann Murdy, Alejandro Nava (1956-2014), Rodrigo Oñate Roco, Ignacio Peralta Soledad, Benito Rivera Soteno, Michael Roman (1956-2016), Alfonso Alejandro Rosas Zapién, Shuta Ruelas, Ricardo X. Serment, José Alfonso Soteno Fernández, Juan José Soteno Elias, Oscar Soteno Elias, Francisco Toledo (1940-2019), Maria Tomasula, Kathy Vargas, Angélica Vásquez-Cruz
"IMMIGRANTS SONGS: Five Contemporary Immigrant Artists"
"IMMIGRANTS SONGS: Five Immigrant Artists"
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH, 6:00PM - 8:30PM.
MARCH 5 – APRIL 4, 2020.
FREDERICK HOLMES - GALLERY OF MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART
309 Occidental Ave S (in Occidental Square) Seattle, WA. 98104
Filmon Adelehey / Eritrea: Seattle-Based, Self-Taught Palette Knife Painter
Carlos Barberena / Nicaragua: Chicago-Based, Internationally Recognized Master Printmaker
Lou Beach (nee “Lubicz) / Poland: Los Angeles-Based, Nationally Recognized Collage Artist
Ashkon Hadari / Iran: Chicago-Based, Emerging Artist
Yulia Kusnetsova / Russia: Chicago-Based, Emerging Artist
2020 is a critical election year, one made deeply personal for those whose personal narratives include the immigration from their home countries. Their concern for the future of immigration is for many an existential one; for others, an empathetic concern for those who reside in America, uncertain of their status, and for those who’ve yet to make the journey.
In the minds of most of us, there’s no question about the immense contributions made by those willing to risk everything in pursuit of freedom, opportunity, personal safety, or a future for their children. The same courage, determination, idealism, and even moral virtue required to leave everything you know and love, in order to start over in a new country, with little to nothing, not speaking or understanding your new country’s language, are the very building blocks of the foundation we revere as “American character”.
While it might go without saying that we are a “nation of immigrants”, much of America’s history is replete with anti-immigration fervor, discrimination, and violence; particularly in the last several years. And while much of the current concern is for those south of the US border, the gallery invited five artists from around the world. Because America's polarized, discriminatory history of immigration didn't begin with our southern borders, nor will it likely end there.
This show highlights and celebrates the recent work, created or selected specifically for this important exhibition, of five artists whose lives began in other lands and who are now interweaving the cultural songs of their origins into the diverse and ever changing chorus of American culture.
Each of these five remarkable artists have their own immigration stories, ranging from post-WWII Europe to violent civil strife or oppression in their birthplaces, precipitating the need to escape and find refuge in America. The show will present their paintings, drawings, prints, & collage, accompanied by a written narrative of their personal perspectives as immigrants.
Please join us in this celebration of art as a universal language; one which transcends borders, nationality, ethnicity, politics, or faith.
The gallery will also be hosting another in our bi-monthly performance series, HOT JAZZ AT THE GALLERY on Friday April 3rd, featuring the nationally acclaimed vocalist and recording artist, GRETA MATASSA & THE GRETA MATASSA QUINTET, 7:00-9:30 pm.
For details and ticket information, please contact the gallery email@example.com
"Progressive Transition" - PRINT SALON - Latin American Art Triennial
"Progressive Transition" - PRINT SALON - Latin American Art Triennial
Curated by Alexis Mendoza & Luis Stephenberg
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
NOVEMBER 22, 2019 – JANUARY 22, 2020
BORICUA COLLEGE ART GALLERY, BORICUA COLLEGE, BRONX, NY
Bronx Campus 890 Washington Ave.Bronx, NY 10451
Coco144, Liliana Avalos, Elie Angles, Carolina Bazo, Carlos Barberena, Eliezer Berrios, Betty BP Cole, Luis Cordero, Pepe Coronado, Ada Pilar Cruz, James Cuebas, Elsie Deliz, Marcos Dimas, Carlos Jesús Martínez Dominguez, Alex Fernández, Linda Fernández, Reynaldo García Pantaleón, José Gómez, Emma González, Diana-Gitesha Hernández, Rafael Lanfranco, Miguel Lescano, Rejin Leys, Vidho Lorville, George Malave, Carlos Pamparana, Lynn Ratner, Yelaine Rodríguez, Moses Ros, Fernando Ruíz Lorenzo,Roger Santiváñez, Gonzalo Salas, Juan Sánchez,René de los Santos, Minerva González Suvidad, Nicolás Tarnawiecki, Nitza Tufiño, Paola Paula, Palen Obesa, Susan Olivera, Patricia Orbegoso and Jorge Zavala.
Latin American Art Triennial
The Boricua College Art Gallery is pleased to present Progressive Transition, part of the 2019 Latin American Art Triennial organized by the Bronx Hispanic Festival Inc.
This exhibition is in collaboration with El Taller Boricua de Grabado (The Boricua Printshop), Taller Cono Norte and Pepe Coronado Print Studio.
The broad range of Triennial artists includes representation from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. The project will create awareness of the rich international network with Latin American artists, many with strong links to New York City.
Progressive Transition explores the action and effect of moving from one state to another. More broadly, the project shows the drive towards transformation in the arts. The artists’ need to “feel part of something” that can likewise be recognized and defined by others will be explored within the exhibition. The work on view represents the artistic transition seen against a landscape of societal progress. The project highlights cultural exchange and, at its core, examines the implications of transition on an evolving Latin American culture.
In a globalized setting, Progressive Transition seeks to understand the particular need for affirmation in search of healing with regards to the spaces left behind within the sphere of immigration. Transition moves forward both for society and on a personal level.
The flowering of change —of transition — is to be seen everywhere in the field of creativity. Just as muralism in Mexico marks a reflection of national content, newly emerging cross-cultures expand into multiple, sometimes competing identities. New terms used in the United States such as Newyorican, Chicano, Dominica-ish or Latinx, all impact the artistic and personal sense of identity.
The inability to continue relying on traditional identities encourages an interest in emerging new identities. The artists represented in Progressive Transition belong to a variety of different generations. They have found motivation as regards to notions of immigration, religion, social justice, history and environmental awareness-raising, examining problems relevant to them, and underscoring that Latin American art has its roots in the sociopolitical.
Latin American art benefits from the recent increase in the number of artists— – linked by language— who live and work all over the world. They circulate internationally and influence the rising generation, making ever more types of communication possible in a world of ever-expanding, transitioning identities.
Progressive Transition is organized by Alexis Mendoza, New York Latin American Art Triennial Chief Curator, and Luis Stephenberg, New York Latin American Art Triennial Director.
The Petty Biennial.2
"THE PETTY BIENNIAL.2" Curated by Courtney Cintron, Sabrina Greig, and Adia Sykes
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
ON VIEW: NOVEMBER 7, 2019 – FEBRUARY 14, 2020
GLASS CURTAIN GALLERY, COLUMBIA COLLEGE, CHICAGO
Gallery Hours: Monday-Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
With more than 100 biennials and triennials around the world, the large-scale international events have been a valued mode of artistic display in contemporary exhibition practices that have fueled the mass production and consumption of contemporary art. Used as a means to flex global status and distinction, the hegemonic format is a frequent topic of debate and critique. The Petty Biennial.2 is an exhibition project that seeks to challenge and reimagine dominant biennial culture by centering multiple cultural diasporas as a nexus of local exchange and dialogue for marginalized and queer communities.
The Petty Biennial.2 engages with pettiness as an act of seizing agency within the telling of one’s own story. Pettiness is a claiming of space. Pettiness creates a space where one asserts themselves unapologetically, confronting a society that values and privileges whiteness above all, while finding solidarity from a community of peers. Pettiness is therefore a performative gesture that seeks liberation through exposing, and finding humor in oppressive social systems.
The Glass Curtain Gallery will serve as the project’s anchor site, with two satellite locations at Heaven Gallery in Wicker Park and NYCH Gallery in Pilsen. The exhibition will feature the work of sixteen participating artists across the disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking, performance, photography, sculpture, installation, and video.
Participating Artists include: D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem, Alexandria Eregbu, Liz Gomez, Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero, Jesus Hilario, Jennifer Ligaya, Damon Locks, Zakkiyyah Najeebah, Carlos Barberena de la Rocha, Amina Ross, Luis A. Sahagun, Edra Soto, Yasmin Spiro, Raelis Vasquez, Rhonda Wheatley, and Santiago X
The Petty Biennial.2
Glass Curtain Gallery – Columbia College Chicago
1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
November 7, 2019-February 14, 2020
Opening Reception: November 7, 2019 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
1550 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60622
December 6, 2019-January 19, 2020
Opening Reception: December 6, 7-11 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday 1-6 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m. or by appointment
2025 S Laflin St, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60608
Opening Reception: January 10, 6-10 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
About The Petty Biennial
The Petty Biennial, co-founded by La Keisha Leek and Sadie Woods, is not a biennial itself, but a curatorial investigation towards queering the canon of traditional biennials. Every two years, the founders pass the curation of the project on to a new team. This exhibition project that complicates dominant narratives of contemporary cultural, social, political norms. Inspired by digital media, this project embodies “petty” or “clapback” culture as a disruption in respectability politics and a performative assertion in the contemporary art world. It is a response to classist views towards communities of color and peripheral art practices. At the intersection of race, gender and sexuality, featured artists showcase a range of regional and national perspectives unique to North and Central America and the Caribbean. In 2017, Leek and Woods worked with academics, cultural producers, and curators to select artists for the inaugural Petty Biennial. The project selected seventeen artists for its exhibition produced Arts + Public Life of the University of Chicago along with an additional nine artists for ancillary programming produced in partnership with The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, Black Cinema House, and OpenTV.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Graphic Resistance at Pilsen Outpost Gallery
November 1st – December 1st, 2019
Pilsen Outpost Gallery
Artist Talk and Printmaking Demo: Thursday, November 14th, 6-9PM
Pilsen Outpost cordially invites you to an outstanding exhibition, titled:
Relief Prints by Carlos Barberena
Artist Talk & Printmaking Demo: Thursday, November 14th, 6-9PM
Carlos Barberena is a Nicaraguan self-taught Printmaker based in Chicago, where he runs the printmaking projects: Bandolero Press & La Calaca Press. He is also a member of the Instituto Gráfico de Chicago.
Barberena is known for his satirical relief prints and the use of images from pop culture, as well as from political and cultural tragedies. He has exhibited individually in Costa Rica, Estonia, France, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and The United States of America. His work also has been shown in Art Biennials, Museums, Galleries and Cultural Centers around the world.
He has received various awards including: SPARK’s Grant, Chicago Artists Coalition & the Joyce foundation; the “National Printmaking Award 2012” given by the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture in Managua, Nicaragua; “Parchemin d’Honneur”, 8 Triennale Mondial de l’Estampe et de la Gravure Originale, AMAC, Chamalieres, Auvergne, France and the award- poster for the Ecology and Human Rights in Banana Plantations in Costa Rica, given by GEBANA in Berlin, Germany.
He has been in such residencies as the Taller de Formación y Producción Gráfica, Antiguo Colegio Jesuita, Patzcuaro, México and Cross Currents: Cultural Exchange, Chicago-Havana.
Barberena’s work is included in various public and private collections.
Cross Currents is organized by the National Museum of Mexican Art. The exhibition is co-curated by Alison Fraunhar, independent curator and Associate Professor of Art and Design at St. Xavier University, Cesáreo Moreno, Director of Visual Arts & Chief Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art, and Raquel Carrera, an art historian and curator based in Havana, Cuba, in consultation with Michael Christiano, Deputy Director and Curator of Public Practice at the Smart Museum.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look of artists installing their work for "Cross Currents/Intercambio Cultural" at the Smart Museum of Art.
Support for the artist exchange and exhibition has been provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Southwest Airlines, and Maria Bechily and Scott Hodes.
JULY 11 – 5PM-8PM
ON VIEW: JULY 11 – AUGUST 18, 2019
SMART MUSEUM OF ART
The University of Chicago 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60637
More info HERE
"TIERRA HERIDA: Grabados de las Américas"
En el Museo Nacional de las Culturas INAH
"TIERRA HERIDA: Grabados de las Américas"
8 DE JUNIO, 13 Hrs
MUSEO NACIONAL DE LAS CULTURAS INAH, Ciudad de México
Ahora mas que nunca hay una carrera intensa entre empresas afanosas en extraer recursos del subsuelo. Lo provoca la demanda por metales como el oro, la plata, el uranio y el cobalto. Son componentes esenciales en paneles solares, carros eléctricos, teléfonos celulares, pantallas de televisión y armamento. Los proyectos de extracción a gran escala han aumentado a la par con el consumo creciente y las consecuencias han sido catastróficas para las comunidades donde se llevan a cabo. Desde Argentina a Canadá 43 artistas de19 países reflexionaron sobre esta realidad creando un alarmante panorama gráfica.
Países participantes: Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Canadá, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, México, Nicaragua, Perú, Puerto Rico, República Dominicana, Uruguay, E.U.A., Venezuela
Artistsa participantes: Patricia Concina, Lulhy Cardoso, Beatriz Melo, Francisco Maringelli, Jerry Evans, George Walker, Jo Anne Lanneville, Marta Chudolinska, Camilo Ortiz, Elisa María Monsalve, Carlos Tamayo, Cesar García 'Coco', Jésica Cruz, Lorena Tenorio, Carolina Cordoba Zamora, Marcel Molina, Carina Suntaxi, Osvaldo Ramírez Castillo, Carmela Enríquez, Hortensia Aguilera, Hugo Barrón, Manuel Ruelas, Zamer, Gabriela Morac, Jimena Ramos, Alicia Zamora, Carlos Franco Ruiz, Carlos Barberena, Gloria Quispe, Luis Antonio Torres Villar, Poli Marichal, América Rodríguez, Niurka Guzmán, Dani Scharf, Gabriela Juárez, Roberto Ferreyra, Daniel González, Alynn Guerra, Rene Arceo, Gloria Rojas, Beatriz Pestana, Montserrat Alsina, Joel Rendón.
Contemporary Printmaking project founded by the Infamous Printmaker Carlos Barberena with the purpose to promote printmaking and create connection with printmakers around the world.
Spreading INK since 2009