Visual Arts at Americas Society

Visual Arts at Americas Society Americas Society's gallery exhibits Latin American, Caribbean, and Canadian art. "Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For" is on view February 13-May 4.
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Visual Arts program at the Americas Society organizes and presents modern, contemporary, colonial, archeological and Pre-Columbian exhibitions. Our projects provoke dialogue and debate about regional modernism and global art through talks, panel discussions, lectures, and academic symposia. Publications expand the scope and impact of our work, and together with our exhibitions and public programs, contribute new cultural developments, analysis, and scholarship to the field.

Visual Arts at Americas Society
01/30/2020

Visual Arts at Americas Society

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01/30/2020

Visual Arts at Americas Society's cover photo

Visual Arts at Americas Society's cover photo
01/30/2020

Visual Arts at Americas Society's cover photo

Save the date! Our next exhibition, Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo, opens February 13.This will be the first solo exhibitio...
01/18/2020

Save the date! Our next exhibition, Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo, opens February 13.
This will be the first solo exhibition of the Paraguayan artist in the United States, curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro. Centurión created textile works engaging with folk art and queer aesthetics in 1990s South America. Through the embroidery and painting of vernacular objects such as blankets and aprons, Centurión rendered poetic readings of his youth in the tropics, his love experiences in the metropolis, and his spiritual reflections before his untimely death due to AIDS-related illness.
#centurionabrigo #felicianocenturion #centurion #paraguayanart #queerart #textileart #embroidery #folkart #exhibition #exhibitionopening #americassociety

Today is the last day to see Alice Miceli: Projeto Chernobyl before we close for the winter holidays. The gallery will r...
12/21/2019

Today is the last day to see Alice Miceli: Projeto Chernobyl before we close for the winter holidays. The gallery will reopen on January 8 with normal hours through the close of the exhibition on January 25. We wish you a happy and healthy holiday,
#ChernobylAS #alicemiceli #contemporaryart #galleryclosed #holidayhours

12/09/2019

"In my imagination, the zone would be a very silent place...That's what brought me to Chernobyl."

—Alice Miceli

Happy Thanksgiving! In observation of the holiday, the gallery will be closed today through Saturday. We will reopen wit...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving! In observation of the holiday, the gallery will be closed today through Saturday. We will reopen with normal hours on Wednesday, December 4.
#galleryclosed #americassociety #thanksgiving
Photo by Arturo Sánchez

"Modes of Documentation and Photography", tomorrow at Americas Society (680 Park Avenue) at 6:30 p.m. Speakers include M...
11/12/2019

"Modes of Documentation and Photography", tomorrow at Americas Society (680 Park Avenue) at 6:30 p.m. Speakers include Milagros de la Torre (photographer), Kristen Lubben (Executive Director, Magnum Foundation), and Thyago Nogueira (Head of the Contemporary Photography Department, Instituto Moreira Salles), moderated by Diana Flatto (Assistant Curator, Americas Society).
#documentingdisastersthroughphotography #experimentalphotography #imoreirasalles #magnumfoundation #milagrosdelatorre_ #kristenlubben #thyagonogueira #dflatto #americassociety.visualarts

We are pleased to share that Aimé Iglesias Lukin has been announced the new Director and Chief Curator of Visual Arts at...
09/16/2019

We are pleased to share that Aimé Iglesias Lukin has been announced the new Director and Chief Curator of Visual Arts at Americas Society. Susan Segal, AS/COA President and CEO said, "Under her leadership, we will not only continue to play our historic role of showcasing art from across the hemisphere at our unique space at 680 Park Ave, but also expand our audiences by engaging more people in our mission."

Visual Arts at Americas Society's cover photo
09/04/2019

Visual Arts at Americas Society's cover photo

It's the last week to see #WallsofAir. We're open today and tomorrow 12:00-6:00, free admission.#exhibition #architectur...
08/02/2019

It's the last week to see #WallsofAir. We're open today and tomorrow 12:00-6:00, free admission.
#exhibition #architecture #urbanplanning #maps #brazil #americassociety
Photos by @onwhitewall @ Americas Society/Council of the Americas

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Carlos Cruz-Diez. In addition to his substantial contributions to contemporary ...
07/29/2019

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Carlos Cruz-Diez. In addition to his substantial contributions to contemporary and kinetic art, Cruz-Diez was an important friend to the Americas Society Visual Arts program, which exhibited his first solo show in the United States in 2008. Our sincerest condolences to the family of the artist.
#cruzdiez #carloscruzdiez #kineticart #venezuelanart #rip #americassociety
1) Carlos Cruz-Diez at Americas Society in 2008.
2) Carlos Cruz-Diez, "Cromosaturación Americas Society," 2008. Installation by Carlos Brillembourg.
Photos by Arturo Sánchez. @ Americas Society/Council of the Americas

"The Brazil displayed throughout the exhibition is not bounded by national frontiers, but placed amid a fluid web of glo...
07/02/2019
Walls of Air maps the myriad divisions that mark contemporary Brazil

"The Brazil displayed throughout the exhibition is not bounded by national frontiers, but placed amid a fluid web of global and regional forces." Read more in The Architecture Newspaper's review of #WallsofAir
https://archpaper.com/2019/07/walls-of-air-myriad-divisions-marking-contemporary-brazil/

Walls of Air, an exhibition at New York's Americas Society, reveals the "invisible" socioeconomic and architectural barriers that form contemporary Brazil.

06/28/2019

***SPECIAL HOURS***
The gallery will be open this Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3, 12:00-6:00. We will be closed Thursday, July 4-Saturday, July 6 for the holiday weekend.

Visual Arts at Americas Society's cover photo
06/28/2019

Visual Arts at Americas Society's cover photo

Marta Minujin, an artist close to the history of the VA program premiere her  1965 Menesunda in NYC.
06/27/2019

Marta Minujin, an artist close to the history of the VA program premiere her 1965 Menesunda in NYC.

Tomorrow join speakers  José Esparza Chong Cuy (Executive Director and Chief Curator, Storefront for Art and Architectur...
06/24/2019

Tomorrow join speakers José Esparza Chong Cuy (Executive Director and Chief Curator, Storefront for Art and Architecture), Julia Morris (postdoctoral fellow, The New School's Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility), and Agustin Schang (Manager, Columbia University GSAPP Incubator), moderated by María del Carmen Carrión (Project Manager of the Cisneros Research Institute @museumofmodernart) discuss how fluxes of migration in Brazil and worldwide are changing the architectural landscape and generating shifts in infrastructure that are transforming local cultures and communities. Link in bio.
#migrationfluxes #infrastructure #architecturalandscape #brazil
Photo: Pablo López Luz, Pixo III, 2015. 70 x 56 cm. Photograph

Thank you to everybody who joined us for yesterday's opening panel of #WallsofAir, a fascinating discussion of Brazil, m...
06/14/2019

Thank you to everybody who joined us for yesterday's opening panel of #WallsofAir, a fascinating discussion of Brazil, mapping, and curation
#publicprogram #americassociety #architecture #maps #brazil @ Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Get up close and personal with issues facing contemporary Brazil. Walls of Air: The Brazilian Pavilion at the 16th Venic...
06/12/2019

Get up close and personal with issues facing contemporary Brazil. Walls of Air: The Brazilian Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale is now open to the public and on view through August 3. The gallery is always free, open Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-6:00.
#wallsofair #architecture #exhibition #biennial #brazil #americassociety

Come to the gallery for a closer look - #WallsofAir is open to the public during our regular hours, Wednesday-Saturday, ...
06/11/2019

Come to the gallery for a closer look - #WallsofAir is open to the public during our regular hours, Wednesday-Saturday, 12:00-6:00. Admission is always free.
#americassociety #exhibitions #maps #architecture #brazil

We are looking forward to this evening's book launch of Fotografía impresa en Venezuela (Printed Photography in Venezuel...
05/29/2019

We are looking forward to this evening's book launch of Fotografía impresa en Venezuela (Printed Photography in Venezuela), featuring a discussion between Sagrario Berti (photography historian and visual culture researcher) and Jeff Rosenheim (Joyce Frank Menschel Curator, @metmuseum). Join us to learn about photo books published in Venezuela from 1945 to 2017. Link in bio.
#publicprogram #photography #venezuela #venezuelanart #photobooks #booklaunch #americassociety

Join us for a book launch of "Fotografía impresa en Venezuela (Printed Photography in Venezuela)" with the author Sagrar...
05/23/2019

Join us for a book launch of "Fotografía impresa en Venezuela (Printed Photography in Venezuela)" with the author Sagrario Berti and Jeff Rosenheim of @metmuseum - next Wednesday, May 29, 6;30 pm.
Please register - link in bio
#photography #publicprogram #booklaunch #photobook #books #americassociety #venezuelanphotography #venezuela

Today would have been Lydia Cabrera's 120th birthday. The pioneering writer-ethnographer devoted her life to Afro-Cuban ...
05/20/2019

Today would have been Lydia Cabrera's 120th birthday. The pioneering writer-ethnographer devoted her life to Afro-Cuban culture, publishing seminal volumes including "Cuentos negros de Cuba" and "El monte" up until her death in 1991. Learn more about the important thinker in the recent Americas Society publication, "Lydia Cabrera: Between the Sum and the Parts."
#lydiacabrera #betweenthesumandtheparts #afrocuban #books
Photo: Lydia Cabrera reading, 1925. Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Get ready for our next exhibition, Walls of Air, created for the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018. Open to the ...
05/08/2019

Get ready for our next exhibition, Walls of Air, created for the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018. Open to the public June 12, this will be a unique opportunity to see the Brazilian pavilion from the biennial here in New York.
#wallsofair #architecture #biennial #exhibition #maps #brazil #americassociety

Thank you to everybody who visited "Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For." We are looking forw...
05/06/2019

Thank you to everybody who visited "Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For." We are looking forward to seeing you all again for our next exhibition in June, Walls of Air.
#givemewhatyouaskfor #exhibitions #priscillamonge #victoriacabezas #americassociety

Today is the last day to visit Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For. We're open with free admi...
05/04/2019

Today is the last day to visit Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For. We're open with free admission, as always, from 12:00-6:00 pm.
#givemewhatyouaskfor #victoriacabezas #priscillamonge #ticaartists #contemporaryart #costarica #banana #exhibitions #americassociety
Photo by Onwhitewall - Artwork Documentation @onwhitewall

Check out today's review of this past winter's exhibition, "Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking." Tha...
05/01/2019
Critical Eye: Beyond the Sea

Check out today's review of this past winter's exhibition, "Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking." Thank you, Art In America.

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gabriela Rangel, and Asad Raza brought together work by twenty-two artists, including Raza, that responds to or resonates with the thought of Cuban ethnographer Lydia Cabrera (1…

Join us tomorrow for the panel discussion "Reimagining Brazilian Modernity" at Americas Society. Panelists include Sergi...
05/01/2019
Panel Discussion: Reimagining Brazilian Modernity | AS/COA

Join us tomorrow for the panel discussion "Reimagining Brazilian Modernity" at Americas Society. Panelists include Sergio Bessa, Sofia Gotti, Sergio Martins, and Kiki Mazzucchelli. In conjunction with the exhibition "Visions of Brazilian Modernity: From Tarsila to Sonia" at Blum & Poe and in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM.

Please register through the event page below.

Please join us for a panel discussion on Brazilian modern works from important Brazilian collections.

it's your last week to see Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For before it closes on May 4th. A...
05/01/2019

it's your last week to see Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For before it closes on May 4th. Admission is always free.
#givemewhatyouaskfor #ticaartists #victoriacabezas #priscillamonge #contemporaryart #costarica #finaldays #exhibition #americassociety
Photo by Onwhitewall - Artwork Documentation @onwhitewall

Thank you for joining us for yesterday evening's meaningful conversation in celebration of our recent publication, Lydia...
04/30/2019

Thank you for joining us for yesterday evening's meaningful conversation in celebration of our recent publication, Lydia Cabrera: Between the Sum and the Parts
#booklaunch #lydiacabrera #artbooks #books #betweenthesumandtheparts #americassociety
@gabriela_rangel_m @marcelacguerrero @karenmarta

In the early 1990s, Priscilla Monge developed a series of embroidered texts on fabric: letters, instructions, and recipe...
04/26/2019

In the early 1990s, Priscilla Monge developed a series of embroidered texts on fabric: letters, instructions, and recipes that question how gender hierarchies condition social space and that seek to reveal the entwinement of love and aggression. This piece tells the story of the artist’s childhood sexual assault experience in the form of an imagined apology written by her father to the artist. It was exhibited for the first time in September 2018 at TEOR/éTica in San José.
#givemewhatyouaskfor #priscillamonge #ticaartists #emboidery #contemporaryart #americassociety #exhibitions
Priscilla Monge, "Dear Priscilla," 1992, thread on embroidered linen. Courtesy of the artist.
Photo by Onwhitewall - Artwork Documentation @onwhitewall

During the 1980s and 1990s, Victoria Cabezas explored the female body’s eroticism by experimenting with different photog...
04/24/2019

During the 1980s and 1990s, Victoria Cabezas explored the female body’s eroticism by experimenting with different photographic and printing techniques. She produced this series of solarized self-portraits envisioning chromatic landscapes in which her nude body is in dialogue with objects from her everyday domestic life. This provocative series, exhibited only once in Costa Rica, was unsympathetically reviewed by one male critic, who described it as “gratuitous experimentation … focused on female legs and icons,” a perfect example of the “impoverishment of photography” in Costa Rica.
Victoria Cabezas, "Sin título (Untitled)," circa 1983–84, solarized chromogenic prints. Courtesy of the artist.
#givemewhatyouaskfor #victoriacabezas #ticaartists #costarica #photography #contemporaryart #exhibition #americassociety
Photo by Onwhitewall - Artwork Documentation @onwhitewall

04/23/2019
Victoria Cabezas/Priscilla Monge - The New Yorker

We're grateful for this recent review of #givemewhatyouaskfor in The New Yorker. The exhibition is open through May 4.

This exhibition, titled “Give Me What You Ask For,” pairs two Costa Rican artists who are a generation apart. The earliest work on view, by the wry Cabezas, is her “Banana Thesis,” from 1973, composed of typewritten pages repeating the word “banana.” (Footnotes detail the brutal history ...

Please note the gallery is closed today and tomorrow. We will resume normal hours on Wednesday. Have a great holiday!#cl...
04/19/2019

Please note the gallery is closed today and tomorrow. We will resume normal hours on Wednesday. Have a great holiday!
#closed #goodfriday #priscillamonge #givemewhatyouaskfor
Priscilla Monge, "Virgen de jabón (Soap virgin)," 2003, blue soap
Photo by Onwhitewall - Artwork Documentation

04/18/2019

Please note the gallery will be closed tomorrow and Saturday for the holiday. We will resume normal hours next week. Thank you.

Thank you Artishock for your article on Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For. The exhibition i...
04/17/2019
VICTORIA CABEZAS Y PRISCILLA MONGE: DAME LO QUE PIDES | Artishock Revista

Thank you Artishock for your article on Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For. The exhibition is on view through May 4th.

Americas Society presenta "Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For" (Victoria Cabezas y Priscilla Monge: Dame lo que pides), la primera exposición en reunir el trabajo de Victoria Cabezas (1950) y Priscilla Monge (1968), dos artistas costarricenses de diferentes generaciones,...

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04/17/2019
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Walls of Air, an exhibition co-curated by GSAPP Incubator member Laura Gonzalez Fierro (MSAAD '08), is coming to the Americas Society/Council of the Americas this summer.

On view from June 12 to August 3, the exhibition showcases several large-scale maps that weave together a narrative of issues that affect Brazil and the Americas.

Tonight is the book launch of Ruby Rumié's "Tejiendo Calle/Weaving Streets" at 6:30pm. Don't miss the artist and Dr. Sut...
04/16/2019

Tonight is the book launch of Ruby Rumié's "Tejiendo Calle/Weaving Streets" at 6:30pm. Don't miss the artist and Dr. Sutcliffe discuss the book. We look forward to having you.
#afrocolombianart #rubyrumie #photography #photobook #contemporaryart #womenartists

In Buenos Aires for ArteBA? Keep an eye out for our publications in the Isla de Ediciones.#arteba #americassociety #publ...
04/12/2019

In Buenos Aires for ArteBA? Keep an eye out for our publications in the Isla de Ediciones.
#arteba #americassociety #publications #books

Victoria Cabezas developed her Banana Thesis as part of her final project as a student at Florida State University in 19...
04/11/2019

Victoria Cabezas developed her Banana Thesis as part of her final project as a student at Florida State University in 1973. The conceptual text piece consists mainly of the repeated word banana, while footnotes chronicle the political history of the banana republics.
#givemewhatyouaskfor #victoriacabezas #ticaartists #artistsbook #contemporaryart #conceptualart #americassociety

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Take the 6 train to 68th Street/Hunter College or the F train to Lexington Ave/63rd Street. We are located on the northwest corner of East 68th Street and Park Avenue.

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