Exhibition

This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975

(Image courtesy of Leandro Katz)

This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975

On view: through

Americas Society presents This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975, a two-part group exhibition exploring the work of a generation of migrants who created and exhibited in New York City between 1965 and 1975. Featuring installation, photography, video art, painting, and archival material, the exhibition brings together a generation that actively participated in experimental artistic movements while pushing forward their own visual languages and ideas, with works exploring topics of migration, identity, politics, exile, and nostalgia. Additionally, the exhibition highlights the important contributions and solidarity initiatives of groups and collectives, testimony of these artists effort to create community and to forge a space for themselves. Some of them include CHARAS, Taller Boricua, Latin American Fair of Opinion, An Evening with Salvador Allende Concert, Brigada Ramona Parra, Contrabienal, Cha/Cha/Cha, Young Filmmakers Foundation, Young Lords, and El Museo del Barrio.

Part I will be on display from September 22 to December 18, 2021. Part II will be on display January 19 to May 14, 2022.

This exhibition is curated by Aimé Iglesias Lukin, director and chief curator of Visual Arts at Americas Society.

Gallery and visitors information

View a slideshow of selected works from the exhibition.
Rolando Peña, Aggression = Death, 1966.
Rolando Peña, Aggression = Death, 1966.
Carlos Irizarry, Andy Warhol, 1970.
Carlos Irizarry, Andy Warhol, 1970.
Rolando Peña, Ceremonia de mi matrimonio - Carla Rotolo, Rolando Peña, 1968.
Rolando Peña, Ceremonia de mi matrimonio - Carla Rotolo, Rolando Peña, 1968.
Juan Downey, Chilean Nitrate of Soda Potash, 1971.
Juan Downey, Chilean Nitrate of Soda Potash, 1971.