Americas Society gallery Feliciano Centurión

(Image: Beatriz Meseguer)


Before It's Gone, Come See Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo

Visit the Americas Society's exhibition of the Paraguayan artist before the show closes on November 20. 

"This is a humbling reminder of what shelter means at this moment—and an encouragement to make art from whatever materials are on hand," writes Martha Schwendener in The New York Times

Visit our exhibition Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo before its closing on November 20, 2020. The gallery is open from Wednesday to Friday 12-6 pm. Plan your visit

Abrigo is the first solo exhibition of Paraguayan artist Feliciano Centurión in the United States, curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro. 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. 

Read our pocketbook online and learn more about the monograph Feliciano Centurión, the first ever published on the life and work of the artist. Co-edited by Aimé Iglesias Lukin and Karen Marta, the fully-illustrated hardcover volume includes texts by Ticio Escobar, Jimena Ferreiro, Jorge Gumier Maier, Aimé Iglesias Lukin, Francisco Lemus, and Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro. It reproduces over 80 key works by the artist, accompanied by numerous details and archival material. See our Virtual Book Launch event, with Gabriel Perez Barreiro, Karen Marta, and Pablo León de la Barra.

You can also watch the documentary Feliciano Centurión: Abrazo Íntimo al Natural, directed by Mon Ross (2016), and a guided tour of the exhibition on our Youtube Channel, and other videos related to the artist and the exhibition. 

The presentation of Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo is made possible by the generous support of waldengallery, Galeria Millan, and Cecilia Brunson Projects. The exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support is provided by Sharon Schultz.

Americas Society acknowledges the generous support from the Arts of the Americas Circle members: Estrellita B. Brodsky; Virginia Cowles Schroth; Diana Fane; Galeria Almeida e Dale; Isabella Hutchinson; Carolina Jannicelli; Vivian Pfeiffer and Jeanette van Campenhout, Phillips; Gabriela Pérez Rocchietti; Erica Roberts; Sharon Schultz; Diana López and Herman Sifontes; and Edward J. Sullivan.