From the anti-racism of Cervantes to the legacy of Indigenous architecture, these are some of our most read articles.
Upper left: Bartolina Xixa, Ramita Seca La Colonialidad Permanente, video, 2019. Courtesy of Maximilano Mamani. Upper right: Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Empazinada, 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Down left: Yali Romagoza, Monument to the great Living Artist, 2018. Courtesy of the artist. Down right: Ricardo Migliorini, Carpilla Sixtina. Photo: Fernando Allen. Courtesy of Museu del Barro.
Sugarcane in Caribbean Art
Contemporary artists examine the ambiguous role of sugarcane in the history of the Caribbean.
Casting Off the Cloak of Silence
Cuban curator Roselin Rodríguez Espinosa reflects on the popular protest against the government of the island.
Atelier Morales, Los Ingenios, El intrepido, 2004. Courtesy of the artists
In Conversation With Lía Colombino
The Museo del Barro and Multicultural Art in Paraguay
The Museum is dedicated to all types of visual arts that highlight the cultural and ethnic diversity of Paraguay.
In Conversation with Castiel Vitorino
“Trauma is Brazilian”
In an interview with curator Diane Lima, artist Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro talks about her first solo exhibition.
Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Empazinada, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.
A Latin American Universe
What Is “Latinx”?
“Latinx” is an update of traditional labels usually applied to describe Latin American migrant communities in the US.
In Conversation with Maximiliano Mamani
“Creating Art from a Precarious Position Is a Challenge and an Opportunity”
The Argentinean artist gives life to the drag queen Bartolina Xixa and examines LGBT constructs, colonialism and gender concepts.
Codex Azcatitlán (mid-late 16th century), depicting the Spanish Armada in 1519, with Hernán Cortés and La Malinche leading the march towards the Aztec kingdom. Among the soldiers is a black man, most likely an enslaved African man.
Black Lives Matter, Cervantes and the Spanish Heritage
“A Legacy that Privileges Whiteness and Excludes Blackness”
A talk about statues and Black Lives Matter, the discrepancy of the Spanish heritage and the author of “Don Quixote”.
Ancient Space, Modern Architecture, and Contemporary Art
Indigenous Architecture in the Americas
American indigenous knowledge influenced Europeans in many ways, sometimes unexpected – among them the art of building.