5–6 pm ET
In the Studio: This Must Be the Place – Antonia Guerrero
As a part of the series on the current exhibition, Americas Society hosts the Mexican artist on Instagram Live to discuss her practice.
Antonia Guerrero, a Mexican artist, will be in conversation with Carla Stellweg, art historian.
Join us live on Instagram from your phone, or watch on YouTube after, for a series of conversations with some of the artists of This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975 to bring Americas Society's Visual Arts public programs to your home. Every other Wednesday this month, artists will dialogue with our guest host, Carla Stellweg, to talk about their work and practice.
About the artist
Antonia Guerrero(b. 1946) is a Mexican artist. Born in the United States to a Mexican father and Canadian mother, she was raised, educated, and lived in Mexico most of her life before moving to New York. In addition to the visual arts, her education was steeped in dance and music. Over more than 4 decades of artistic practice, Antonia has cultivated an awareness of the intricate fabric of cultural idiosyncrasies stemming from historical, political, social, and religious factors—all of which have been referenced to a greater or lesser degree in various art projects over the years. She has taken multi-disciplinary approach to her artwork, though drawing has been a primary and pivotal feature in relation to other media. Her work has been exhibited in Mexico, the United States, Puerto Rico, France, Germany, Spain, and Romania, and she has received awards such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and the Mexican-US Bicultural Rockefeller Foundation Grant.
About the guest speaker
Carla Stellweg is an independent consultant specializing in Latin American and Latinx art and artists. Throughout her career, she has worked as a museum and non-profit director, writer, editor, curator, and professor. Carla is considered a pioneer promoter and facilitator in Latin American international contemporary art. She was and continues to be instrumental in introducing many young and mid-career artists from Latin America, Latinx-U.S., Cuba and the Caribbean producing conceptual, socially-engaged art in both new and traditional media, either working in New York or from around the world.Along with the collectives Museo Latinoamericano and MICLA, many of which are exhibited in This Must Be the Place she created the artist book Contrabienal in 1971 in response to an international call to boycott the XI São Paulo Biennial in protest of the censorship and torture in dictatorial Brazil.
Image is courtesy of the artist.
More digital content from Visual Arts at Americas Society:
- Check out the current exhibition This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975 and read the exhibition catalogue.
- Check out the current iteration of our Flag Series: Felipe Mujica — Estrella Distante.
- Read about the previous exhibition Terence Gower: The Good Neighbour.
- Read the exhibition catalogue for Joaquín Orellana: The Spine of Music.
- Watch videos of recent events: