Over the past five decades, activist and photographer Claudia Andujar has worked with the Amazon’s Yanomami people to defend their native rights.
Silvia Benedetti is a New York-based independent art historian, curator, and writer. Her research focuses on opportunities to critically reassess and contextualize the work of peripheral creators in a global ambit as well as the intersection of artistic and political practices. Some of her previous work experience includes curatorial positions at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Cisneros Latin American Art Initiative, Dia Art Foundation in New York, and Fundación Gego in Caracas.
Weaving an Altar to Guatemala’s Pre-Hispanic Glory
Sandra Monterroso confronts the knots that tie together the inequalities, violence, discrimination, racism, and patriarchy in Guatemala.
The Eastern European Artists Who Moved Forward by Starting From Scratch
For the five artists in From Scratch, starting from the elemental meant raising existential questions on the use of language and humor or irony in art.
Japanese Textiles Patched, Used, and Treasured for Generations
Boro textiles are early examples of sustainability in fashion because of their innovative approach to recycling, and they embody the fundamental principles of wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic that centers on the imperfection of objects.
Sustaining Art in the Midst of Venezuela’s Humanitarian Crisis
If President Nicolás Maduro ever leaves Venezuela and the country can recover, art and culture must be priorities. For now, we can only encourage and support Venezuelan artists.
For This Pioneer of Participatory Art, an Artwork Can’t Exist Without Your Imagination
Franz Erhard Walther, who made foundational contributions to the development of participatory art, is having his first retrospective in New York City.
Two Artists Address the Mass Venezuelan Exodus
In their work, Beatriz González and Teresa Margolles represent the hoards of people who have been crossing the Venezuela–Colombia border.
The Art of Liberation in a Utopian Nicaraguan Community
The Dream of Solentiname exhibition uses the Solentiname experiment as a case study to explore the confluence of aesthetics and politics in Central America during the revolutions of the late twentieth century.
The Venezuelan Modernist Who Took Inspiration from Graphic Design
Gerd Leufert’s visual art carries a freedom that the branding, emblems, and logos that he made as a graphic designer did not have.