On view: February 14–May 16, 2020
Curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro.
Americas Society is pleased to invite you to 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.
Photo caption: Tigres (Tigers), 1993. Acrylic on blanket. 70 7/8 x 72 ¾ inches (180 x 185 cm). Private Collection, Buenos Aires. © Estate of the Artist, familia Feliciano Centurión
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; Kaeli Deane; Diana Fane; Galeria Almeida e Dale; Isabella Hutchinson; Carolina Jannicelli; Luis Oganes; Vivian Pfeiffer and Jeanette van Campenhout, Phillips; Gabriela Pérez Rocchietti; Erica Roberts; Sharon Schultz; Diana López and Herman Sifontes; and Edward J. Sullivan.