Deconstructing Liberty: A Destiny Manifested
8 Countries – 14 Artists from Latin America
curated by Marisa Caichiolo
Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center
August 5 – October 15, 2017
Deconstructing Liberty: a Destiny Manifested will bring into dialogue new and recent work by contemporary artists living and working across Latin America, including artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, and Venezuela. These artists question ideas traditionally associated with American liberty–such as patriotism, community, citizenship, the pursuit of happiness, freedom, equal rights, and activism–as they resonate in forms of collective identity across the globe. Through performance, installation, video, and photography, the artists will respond to a variety of local political dynamics, from treaties that expanded U.S. territories to the recent normalization of U.S. relations with Cuba under the Obama administration, and directly confront subjects such as religion, liberty, freedom from unreasonable searches, jury trials, due process, freedom of the press, and freedom of speech. Together, these diverse artists and their bold works will create a space for reflection and new understandings of collective political identification.
Artists included: Eugenia Vargas Pereira (Chile), Norton Maza (Chile), Leonardo Gonzalez (Honduras), Angel Delgado (Cuba), Omar Pimienta (Mexico), Luiza Prado (Brazil), Reynier Leyvna Novo (Cuba), Carlos Martiel (Cuba), Betsabee Romero (Mexico), Linda Vallejo (Los Angeles), Andrea Juan (Argentina), Angel Ricardo Ricardo Rios (Cuba), Ricardo Rodriguez (Puerto Rico), Dan Almonte (Dominican Republic)
The L.A. Art Show Reinvents Itself Again — with Help from Major Museums, by Deborah Vankin, January 10, 2017, LA Times