A generation of Latino photographers came of age since the 1950s as American cities underwent massive transformations. Urban neighborhoods on the East and West Coasts already had Latino enclaves, but these regions experienced population booms as immigrants arrived from Latin America and Puerto Ricans moved to the mainland. The photographs gathered in this online exhibition coincide with the decline of urban neighborhoods during the postwar era, when middle class populations moved from the cities to the suburbs and newly built highways cut through thriving communities. Latino photographers were driven to capture both the experience of urban neglect and the ignored beauty—to use a term coined by photographer and painter John Valadez—of urban residents during periods of social and economic struggle.
Beauty and Struggle Latino Photographers Document Urban America (Online exhibition)
01 June - 31 December 2020
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington, United States
El canon accidental (Mujeres artistas en Argentina (1890-1950)
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Buenos Aires, Argentina
25 March - 01 August 2021
Mesotrópicos. Ficciones transitorias y tempestades afectivas
Ciudad de Panama, Panama
01 May - 31 May 2021
El camino más largo. Arte contemporáneo en Antioquia
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín
17 March - 31 May 2021
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
05 November - 01 June 2021
Coordenadas gráficas: Cuarenta historietas de autoras de España, Argentina, Chile y Costa Rica
Centro Cultural España Córdoba
San José, Costa Rica
01 May - 31 May 2021
Salvador (online), Brazil
22 April - 31 December 2021
Octopus e Miopia
24 April - 27 June 2021
Relocating Artists at Risk in Latin America
ifa / Martin-Roth-Initiative
22 April - 31 May 2021
Centro Cultural Vale Maranhão (online)
São Luiz, Brazil
20 April - 31 December 2021
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 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
Researcher and artist Rosana Paulino
“I would like to touch on subjects that have been swept under the rug in Brazilian society”, says the Brazilian artist.
In Conversation with Desali
Bringing the Art Gallery to the Neighborhood Bar in the Periphery
Desali began with comic books and graffiti and today involves protagonists originally unconnected to the art world.
Modes of Belonging
When Water Becomes a Screen
The photographer Amine Oulmakki invites us on an existential search articulated around themes of image, story, and memory.
The Image As Testimony Of The Unspeakable
An archive of historical images allows us a look into the terrible world of slavery in the Americas.
Exhibition at Pinacoteca de São Paulo
Rosana Paulino: The Suturing of History
“Rosana Paulino: The Sewing of Memory” exhibition brings together 140 works by the Brazilian artist from 1993 to 2018.
José Antonio Gómez Rosas, a Mexican Master
A Gifted Ghost Known as “El Hotentote”
An air of mystery surrounds the life of this artist, contemporary of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. It's time to rediscover his work.
In Conversation with Antwaun Sargent
Tearing Down Borders Between Magazines and Museums
We spoke to the New York curator Antwaun Sargent about his international selection for the exhibition Just Pictures at projects+gallery in St. Louis, Missouri.