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José Leonilson: Autobiography of a Brazilian Artist, Symposium and Launch of the Leonilson Catalogue Raisonné

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:00pm | New York

Americas Society presents an academic symposium at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts to celebrate the upcoming Leonilson exhibition and the international launch of his three-volume catalogue raisonné. ... Read More

Exhibition Opening
José Leonilson: Empty Man

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm | New York

Americas Society invites you to the first U.S. solo exhibition of this key Brazilian artist. ... Read More

Film Screening at The New School – A Paixão de JL

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm | New York

Join us for the film directed by Carlos Nader about the Brazilian artist José Leonilson's struggle with AIDS. ... Read More

Film Screening at The New School – Feliciano Centurión: Abrazo Íntimo al Natural

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:00pm | New York

Directed by Mon Ross, the film explores the life of Feliciano Centurión, a Paraguayan artist who developed his career in Buenos Aires during the 1980s and 1990s. ... Read More

Exhibition Talk and Tour with Tom Kalin, Susanna V. Temkin, and Alex Fialho

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 3:00pm | New York

Visual AIDS and the Americas Society host a guided talk and tour of José Leonilson: Empty Man. ... Read More

Carlos Motta in Conversation with Lia Gangitano

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm | New York

New York-based Colombian artist Carlos Motta, whose work revolves on the politics of sexual orientation and gender identity, will engage in a conversation with curator Lia Gangitano. ... Read More

Film Screening: A Paixão de JL

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:30pm | New York

The movie by Carlos Nader focuses on the work of Brazilian artist José Leonilson as he discovers he is HIV positive. ... Read More

Book launch of José Leonilson: Empty Man

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 6:30pm | New York

In conjunction with the exhibition, Americas Society publishes the book José Leonilson: Empty Man. ... Read More

Guided Tour of José Leonilson: Empty Man with Curator Gabriela Rangel

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 6:30pm | New York

Gabriela Rangel, director of Visual Arts at Americas Society, leads a guided tour highlighting key artworks and ephemera from the exhibition, as well as stories about the artist’s community and network in Brazil. ... Read More

José Leonilson: Empty Man

Wednesday, December 13, 2017  |  Brooklyn Rail

Given current debates about truth and “alternative facts,” such a “total” autobiographical approach surely merits a closer interrogation, which is exactly what curators Cecilia Brunson, Gabriela Rangel, and Susanna V. Temkin do in their exhibition at the Americas Society. ... Read More

Video: José Leonilson – Empty Man Exhibition Opens at Americas Society

September 29, 2017

Learn more about the intimate and sensitive work of this key Brazilian contemporary artist....