A widespread arts initiative has aimed to change art history by presenting the works of Latino artists across dozens of institutions in the United States, including Metropolis, the new America's Society exhibit.
Americas Society's new exhibition explores the impact that a century of accelerated urbanization as well as political and social transformations had in the architectural landscapes of six Latin American capitals.
Brazil's José Leonilson is a legendary figure in his homeland and this illuminating exhibition offered a comprehensive U.S. introduction to his powerful work.
Twenty-five years after his death, the Brazilian artist José Leonilson receives his first U.S. solo show at Americas Society and Council of the Americas.
The Americas Society exhibition begins with the later and quietly beautiful works by the famed Brazilian artist, on view until February 3.
On view through February 3, the exhibition is "a great introduction" to the Brazilian artist's paintings, drawings, and embroidery works.
"This small, carefully curated exhibition...is a first step toward giving Leonilson the place in art history he deserves," writes artist Carlos Motta in this Art Forum Top Ten pick.
When walking through José Leonilson: Empty Man, a "small yet rich show [at Americas Society], one can tell it was curated with great care," says Hyperallergic.
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.