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"A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas"

  • Dates: January 19, 2019 - June 16, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free and open to the public
  • Overview

    Drawing from the hemispheric context of the Americas, and broad questions of civilization and culture, A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas presents recent works by artists from the United States and Latin America grappling with continued questions of colonialism and postcolonialism in an effort to locate “place” in contemporary society. The exhibition highlights the medium of video as a critical tool for expanded narratives and immersive imagery, in addition to painting, photography, sculpture and works on paper.

    A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas is organized by the Vincent Price Art Museum, California, and is curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas. Artists in the exhibition include Iván Argote, Isabel Avila, Raul Baltazar, Tania Candiani, Carolina Caycedo, E.D.E.L.O (Caleb Duarte and Mia Eve Rollow), Ricardo Estrada, Jeffrey Gibson, Martine Gutierrez, Pablo Helguera, Laura Huertas Millán, Carlos Motta, Paulo Nazareth, Camilo Ontiveros, Eamon Ore-Giron, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Marton Robinson, and Javier Tapia.

    There will be an Artist & Curator Talk & Reception to celebrate this exhibition on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 5:00 - 6:30pm. The talk will begin at 5:30pm. The exhibition will be on view January 19 - June 16, 2019. 

    The Mandeville Gallery is located on the second floor of the Nott Memorial, and is open daily from 10 am - 6 pm. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit our website, http://muse.union.edu/mandeville/

    Additional funding generously provided by Interdisciplinary Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Modern Languages & Literatures, Visual Arts, Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and UNITAS. 

    Image: Iván Argote, Turistas (Christopher Pointing Out the South, At Bogota) (diptych detail), 2012, Chromogenic color print, edition 2 A/P, 43 ¼ x 43 ¼ inches each, courtesy of the artist and Perrotin