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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.
Installation view of Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo at Americas Society, New York. Photos by OnWhiteWall.com
abrigo, m. 1. overcoat; wrap. 2. shelter, sheltered place.
3. (mil.) shelter; cover. 4. (fig.) help, protection. 5. (mar.)
harbor, inlet, cove. 6. (archeol.) small, shallow cave.
7. (Arg.) blanket; quilt.— al a. de, sheltered by,
protected by, under cover of; estar al a. de,
to be protected by; a. antiaéreo, bomb shelter.
“abrigo,” Tana de Ganiez.
Simon & Schuster’s International Dictionary
English/Spanish – Spanish/English, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1973
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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.
These remembrances spotlight the Paraguayan artist's intimate craft, ethics of affection, and the relevance of his art today. ... Play Video
This documentary traces the life and career of Paraguayan artist Feliciano Centurión, subject of the exhibition Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo. It includes interviews with the artist's friends, family members, and fellow artists, offering a beautiful portrait of his life, but also of the avant-garde cultural scenes in Buenos Aires and Paraguay in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Play Video