Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism.
Since Europeans first made contact with the indigenous inhabitants of the Americas over five centuries ago, the stories of the conquest and ensuing history have been told primarily from the perspective of the colonizers. Organized by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, director of the Vincent Price Art Museum, A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas features 18 contemporary artists and collectives from the US and Latin America whose work engages with the legacy of colonialism and challenges dominant, accepted narratives.
The show is divided into four thematic sections featuring video, painting, sculpture, and photography that question exoticized views of indigenous identity; linear, Western notions of time; corporate and state usurping of natural resources; and static, official accounts of history. Participating artists include Iván Argote, Carolina Caycedo, E.D.E.L.O (Caleb Duarte and Mia Eve Rollow), Pablo Helguera, Javier Taipa and Camilo Ontiveros, Eamon Ore-Giron, and many others. The exhibition will also feature a selection of Native American artworks from the museum’s permanent collection.
When: Opens Saturday, April 22, 5–7pm (through July 22)
Where: Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College (1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California)
More info here.
Archeologists can now prove the Vikings made landfall in the Americas hundreds of years before Columbus reached the Bahamas.
This week, the National Gallery of Art finally acquired a major work by Faith Ringgold, the director of The Velvet Underground talks film, North America’s Hindu Nationalist problem, canceling legacy admissions, and more.
No Vacancy, curated by Jody Graf, will be on view from October 26 through November 8 at the school’s Kellen Gallery in New York City.
Sculptures of Oaxacan alebrijes, envisioned as guardians of the nation’s immigrant community, and catrinas, Day of the Dead skeletons, are now at Rockefeller Center.
“I am trying to keep the immediacy of my emotional experience while I’m painting.”
Art by Athena LaTocha, Wendy Red Star, Marianne Nicolson, Anita Fields, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith & Neal Ambrose-Smith, and more is on view through January 2022.
The intention behind the seemingly bizarre combination was, according to Attie, “to give visual form to the shared American and Brazilian reality of nationalistic divisions that defines our political present.”
Nowhere in the museums’ advertising blitzkrieg for the performance were we told to bring our wildfire-season masks as well as our covid masks, and covid masks don’t prevent smoke inhalation.