ISLAA PRESENTS “EROS RISING: VISIONS OF THE EROTIC IN LATIN AMERICAN ART”
Exhibited by The Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) and curated by Mariano López Seoane and Bernardo Mosqueira, Eros Rising presents drawings, paintings, and photographs by Artur Barrio, Oscar Bony, Carmelo Carrá, Feliciano Centurión, David Lamelas, Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Carlos Motta, Wynnie Mynerva, La Chola Poblete, and Tadáskía that seek to give form to the intangible experience of eroticism.
Inspired by a series of pastel drawings by David Lamelas (b. 1946, Argentina) from 2014–2015, Eros Rising explores how artists have subverted conventional representations of sex—often based in the objectification and categorization of the body—to instead convey the myriad sensations bound up in erotic encounters. The featured artists reimagine sensuality in surreal representations that question the limits between the real and the fictitious, decentering the body by fragmenting it or displacing it altogether.
Viewed collectively, these works challenge codified expressions of sensuality and static definitions of the human to envision the body as radically open. Encompassing a broad range of perspectives and styles, Eros Rising presents a cross-section of intergenerational artists who have contested the restrictive boundaries of identification, grasping for more fluid and expansive conceptions of the self and the erotic.
The Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) advances scholarship and public engagement with art from Latin America through its program of exhibitions, publications, lectures, and partnerships with universities and art institutions.
Eros Rising: Vision of the Erotic in Latin American Art
Curated by Mariano López Seoane and Bernardo Mosqueira
Until October 1st 2022
50 E 78th St.
New York, NY 10075