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YPA Gallery Tour of Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

March 25, 2019


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The tour is free and open to YPA members only. Please register in advance.

Join Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA) for a private tour of the Americas Society’s current exhibition, Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For, led by Diana Flatto, assistant curator and YPA Internal Committee member. Following the tour, we invite YPA members to join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvre at a neighborhood bar.

Event Information: Diana Flatto | | 1-212-277-8361
YPA Membership: Mila Fontana | | 1-212-277-8331

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About the exhibition

Curated by Miguel A. López, codirector and curator of TEOR/éTica (San José, Costa Rica), this exhibition brings together for the first time the distinct, yet intertwined bodies of work created by two Costa Rican artists from different generations: Victoria Cabezas (b. 1950) and Priscilla Monge (b. 1968). Each of them is acknowledged as a major figure within her respective generation. Both artists investigate their own subjectivity in relation to social-political economies, sexual violence, and gender roles and stereotypes. They question the perception of the body as well as normative ideas of masculinity and femininity in Latin American cultures.

Watch a video with the artists and learn about the feminist themes in the exhibition.

Image: Victoria Cabezas, Sin título (Untitled), 1973; polyptych, hand-colored gelatin silver prints, 25 5⁄8 × 31 1/2 inches, 65 × 80 cm overall; private collection.