Now in its fifth edition, this year’s Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema is notable for its strong documentary selection, which encompasses topics such as war, capitalism, personal history, and folklore.
The Met Breuer mounts recent acquisitions from Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, West Asia, and North Africa alongside mainstays of postwar American art, sketching a potential reorientation of art history.
Viewpoints, an exhibition at the New York Public Library, features an impressive array of photographs made in Latin America by local photographers as well as foreigners.
As Cold War politics began to heat up along the peripheries of US and Soviet control, aesthetic preoccupations slowly started to give way to explicit engagement with the prevailing orders of power.
In Latin American natural history, the achievements of outsiders often eclipse homegrown science and study, but Latino Natural History, a digital exhibition that launched this month, spotlights their contributions.
The 18th-century Brazilian sculptor Aleijadinho was the mixed-race son of a black slave and one of his country’s most legendary artists. In the gold-rich state of Minas Gerais, where millions lost their lives in the mines, tourists still pay to visit the immaculate baroque churches he embellished.
In 1995, Cándida Fernández de Calderón embarked on a remarkable expedition to support Mexican folk art.
Let’s start by saying, just in case it’s not obvious, that there’s something nearly impossible about conceptualizing and mounting a show as wide in its thematic and geographic scope as Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, curated by Pablo León de la Barra.
Latin American art has become fashionable these days.