On view: February 13–May 4, 2019
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6–9 p.m.
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.
Image Caption: Victoria Cabezas, El banano emplumado (The Feathered Banana), 1973. Inflatable banana, feathers and fabric. Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, San José. Bequest of Victoria Cabezas. Photograph credit: Daniela Morales Lisac.
The exhibition Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For is made possible by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Additional support is provided by the Export Promotion Agency of Costa Rica, PROCOMER, and by Mex-Am Cultural Foundation, the Smart Family Foundation of New York, Judko Rosenstock, The Cowles Charitable Trust, and an anonymous donor. The exhibition and publication received in-kind support from TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica.
Americas Society gratefully acknowledges the support from the Arts of the Americas Circle members: Estrellita Brodsky; Galeria Almeida e Dale; Kaeli Deane; Diana Fane; Alexandra García Waldman; Isabella Hutchinson; Carolina Jannicelli; Vivian Pfeiffer and Jeanette van Campenhout, Phillips; Roberto Redondo; Erica Roberts; Sharon Schultz; Herman Sifontes; Axel Stein; Edward J. Sullivan; and Juan Yarur Torres.