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Americas Society presents Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For, an exhibition that brings together 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, gender roles and stereotypes. They question the perception of the body as well as normative ideas of masculinity and femininity in Latin American cultures.
The exhibition explores how the two artists have challenged conventional art disciplines, including painting and sculpture, by drawing on their own lived experiences. Monge and Cabezas both use experimental artistic strategies to advocate for women and to critique established patriarchal structures.
Associated public programs include a book launch and panel discussion with author Lynda Klich, a panel on global feminism with Andrea Geyer, Catherine Morris and Diamond Stingly, and a panel on experimental photography with Claudia Joskowicz.
The gallery is free and open to the public Wednesday to Saturday, 12–6 pm.
Give Me What You Ask For is on view at the Americas Society in New York through May 4, 2019. For more information, visit as.coa.org/visualarts.
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