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ZOELLNER ARTS CENTER / PENNSYLVANIA


Of The Americas: Latin American Contemporary Art from the Collection LUAG Teaching (group exhibition)
Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem Pennsylvania. August 26, 2015 - June 4, 2017.

Fall 2015 Event: Gallery talk with writer and independent curator José Antonio Navarrete and LUAG Director/ Chief Curator Ricardo Viera, October 8 at 5pm. Reception to follow.

Spring 2016 Event: Reception and Gallery Talk for …Of The Americas with Alejandro Anreus, Professor of Art History and Latin American / Latino Studies at William Patterson University, and LUAG director / Chief Curator, Ricardo Viera.April 25 at 5pm.

…Of The Americas focuses on the ways Latino artists have carved out a place within the mainstream of art history or have positioned themselves against it. Abstraction, conceptualism, and the politics of identity constitute the territory of contemporary art in America.  Not surprisingly, these concerns belong to artists of many backgrounds with diverse personal histories. Figures like Diego Rivera, Wifredo Lam, and José Clemente Orozco have become highly visible, but countless others from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Cuba, Jamaica, Ecuador and elsewhere have contributed to the complex story of contemporary art.  Reflecting aspects of gender, diaspora, poetics, and political commentary, these artists address the reality of life in the 20th and 21st centuries.