New York, NY, August 27, 2020–After closing on March 16, 2020 due to the pandemic health emergency, Americas Society Art Gallery will reopen to the public on September 30 and Americas Society members will be able to visit starting September 23. Appointments will be available in one-hour slots Wednesdays through Friday, 12 pm to 6 pm, allowing groups of up to six people at a time into the gallery. Currently, Americas Society Art Gallery is showing the Paraguayan artist Feliciano Centurión’s exhibition Abrigo, open through November 20, 2020.
Please find below required measures to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff of the Americas Society Art Gallery:
- Wearing face masks inside the gallery
- Maintaining a six-foot distance from staff and other visitor groups
- Taking body temperature via contactless thermal cameras (Visitors with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will be asked to visit another day)
Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo is the first solo exhibition in the United States of the artist (b. 1962, San Ignacio de las Misiones, Paraguay; d. 1996, Buenos Aires). Centurión created textile works engaging with folk art and queer aesthetics in 1990s South America. Through the embroidery and painting of vernacular objects such as blankets and aprons, Centurión rendered poetic readings of his youth in the tropics, his love experiences in the metropolis, and his spiritual reflections before his untimely death due to AIDS-related illness.
This exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated pocketbook. Americas Society is also publishing the first comprehensive monograph on the artist’s work, with the support of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), with texts by authors including Ticio Escobar, Jimena Ferreiro, and Francisco Lemus.
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Photo caption: Familia de dinosaurios (Family of dinosaurs), c. 1990. Plastic toys with crochet, variable dimensions. Private collection, New York.