MoMA ANNOUNCES MAJOR EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN ARTISTS, TO OPEN IN SPRING 2023
The exhibition will feature works donated to the museum by the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, as well as news acquisitions, loans and commissions from the late 1980s to the present.
The exhibition will gather approximately 65 works by Latin American artists who, over the last four decades, have been looking at history as the source material for new work. On view from April 30 through September 9, 2023, this exhibition will explore a transformative group of works, primarily from the 21st century, which were donated by the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.
This presentation will feature works by approximately 40 artists from different generations working across Latin America over the last four decades, including Alejandro Cesarco (Uruguay), Regina José Galindo (Guatemala), Mario García Torres (Mexico), Leandro Katz (Argentina), Suwon Lee (Venezuela), Gilda Mantilla (Peru) and Raimond Chaves (Colombia), Cildo Meireles (Brazil), Rosângela Rennó (Brazil), Mauro Restiffe (Brazil), and José Alejandro Restrepo (Colombia), among others. This exhibition is organized by Inés Katzenstein, Curator of Latin American Art and Director of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America; with Julia Detchon, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints.
“The artworks in this exhibition prove that some of the most relevant art of the present is conceived through investigating and retelling history in new ways,” says curator Inés Katzenstein. “This exhibition will introduce visitors to distinguished Latin American artists working in recent decades who have engaged with the past as a means to repair histories of violence, reconnect with undervalued cultural legacies, and strengthen threads of kinship and belonging”.