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Three solo exhibitions to check out in major Latin American spaces

Posted on March - 26 - 2018

Courtesy: Kurimanzutto

Courtesy: Kurimanzutto

How is your cultural agenda looking for this year? Although 2018 isn’t as crowded with big fairs as the 2017 was, it’s still a good year to check out more low-key, but equally engaging exhibitions, until the São Paulo Art Biennial comes in September. Either you are taking a trip to another Latin American city, or just browsing in the comforts of your pajamas, there are always great exhibitions worth your while.

Here are three shows in significant cultural spaces throughout in major Latin American cities, where the work of Latin artists is shown and remind us of the reason we love them!

 

Axiomas para la acción – Carlos Amorales

MUAC – Mexico City.

Just around the corner in the bustling Mexican city, the work of one of its greatest contemporary artists, Carlos Amorales, has been exhibited in one of the most prominent spaces in town, the prestigious MUAC (Museo de Arte Universitario). Amorales’s career has been multifaceted encompassing works in the form of performances, animations, drawings, sculptures or the combination of all. In this exhibition, MUAC presents the revision of his body of work through his long and fruitful twenty-two-year-old career. This overview is an excellent opportunity to review the work of an artist who has played an essential part in the contemporary production of the region.

Courtesy: Time Out Mexico

Hay que saberse infinito – María José Arjona

MAMBO –  Bogota, Colombia

Although Arjona was trained as a dancer, she made a natural transition into performance art. This exhibition is a mid-career survey, which represents the abundant production of Arjona through twenty years of outstanding work. The works will occupy the totality of the building and will focus on the processes of change and transitions, where Arjona, as well as a group of invited artists, will re-activate various selected works. The exhibition offers spectators an opportunity to submerge themselves in one of Colombia’s most recognized performance artist.

Courtesy: Artishock

Con vida propia – David Lamelas

Malba – Buenos Aires, Argentina

In South America, David Lamelas is considered to be one of the leading figures of conceptual art in the 1960’s and part of the avant-garde movement in Buenos Aires that sprung from the Instituto Di Tella. He is credited with propelling conceptual art, through his sculptures, films and installations. The exhibition is organized alongside the University Art Museum (UAM) in California, and it was initially presented in the US as part of the extensive show “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA”.

By: Gabriela Martinez de la Hoz

Courtesy: Gas TV