"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.
"[This] modest but thorough roundup of works by [José Leonilson], made between the late eighties and 1993 is...charged with intense emotion".
November 15, 2017