Exhibition

Art as Ornament: Chus Burés and Latin American Artists in Collaboration

Clarice Tavares, Tony Bechara, Lilly Scarpetta, Luz Miriam Toro (2015-2016). Andrés Serrano in collaboration with Chus Burés.

Clarice Tavares, Tony Bechara, Lilly Scarpetta, Luz Miriam Toro (2015-2016). Andrés Serrano in collaboration with Chus Burés.

Art as Ornament: Chus Burés and Latin American Artists in Collaboration

On view: through

For over three decades, Chus Burés has been collaborating with artists, filmmakers, fashion designers, and others on the creation of wearable artworks. In these works, Burés brings to life, in physical form, the dialogues and the encounters of different aesthetic ideas. 

Trained in interior design in Spain, Burés has always understood body language and body ornaments as a means of cultural expression. In his work, Burés embraces unconventional materials and experimental designs that translate each individual collaboration. This exhibition is focused on his work created with major Latin American artists, revealing different aspects of their practices. 

Chus Burés collaberators include Antonio Asís, Tony Bechara, Carlos Cruz-Díez, Sérvulo Esmeraldo, Horacio García Rossi, Carmen Herrera, Alexis Leyva Machado o Kcho, Julio Le Parc, Macaparana, Marie Orensanz, César Paternosto, Jesús Rafael Soto, and Luis Tomasello. 

About the artist

Chus Burés is a Spanish designer who is passionate about body language and clothing as a means of cultural expression. He learned about the jewelry trade in workshops based in Barcelona and Madrid, where he subsequently established a studio where he could collaborate with fashion designers, photographers, and artists. These artists include Pedro Almodóvar, Bigas Luna, and Adolfo Arrieta, as well as international brands like Agnés b. in Paris and Akris in Switzerland. Burés has also worked with the Whitney Museum of American Art, for whom he designed an exclusive collection.

Art as Ornament will be presented in Americas Society Library and Archives exhibition space from September 6, 2023 through May 18, 2024. 

On view 

Wednesday to Friday, 12-6 pm 

Saturday 12-5 pm 

Americas Society 

680 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065

More visitor information here.

Works in the Exhibition
Jeu (TROIS ORS)
Jeu (TROIS ORS)
Physichromie pour bracelet
Physichromie pour bracelet
Série Balear
Série Balear
Paris (bleues)
Paris (bleues)
Horizontal
Horizontal
Estructura con plata y oro
Estructura con plata y oro
Reflexión
Reflexión
Icare
Icare
Physichromie pour Pendant
Physichromie pour Pendant
Incomparable
Incomparable
Estructura con plata y oro
Estructura con plata y oro
Rama - Remo
Rama - Remo
Barca alada
Barca alada
Sin Título
Sin Título
Icare
Icare
Serie Investigaciones tectónicas
Serie Investigaciones tectónicas
Feuilles mortes
Feuilles mortes
Sevilla
Sevilla
Surface couleurs
Surface couleurs
Stella (bleues)
Stella (bleues)