Americas Society

Americas Society Panel discussion Water, Sea and Sand Making Art in the Caribbean Monday, September 10, 6 PM Free Admission Artists Quisqueya Henríquez and Liset Castillo, and curators Gabriela Rangel and Amy Rosenblum Martin. Moderated by Holly Block, Director of The Bronx Museum of the Arts Instead of showing the popular made-for-export representations from the Caribbean, Quisqueya Henríquez’s performances and photographs scrutinize the places and the environment that reflect deeper social issues. Yet, Henríquez’s work is very much informed by the Caribbean as a polymorphic cultural area where critiques to colonial power and any form of Orientalism were formulated. A growing number of artists such as Henríquez as well as Liset Castillo have taken the task to challenge ingrained stereotypes and reductive essentialisms. Members of this panel will discuss the culture of the Caribbean at large including the role of cities such as Miami or La Habana within this narrative. Reservations are required. Please email or call (212) 277 8359 SAVE THE DATE! Upcoming Events Exhibition opening and curatorial dialogue Beginning with a Bang! From Confrontation to Intimacy An Exhibition of Argentine Contemporary Artists 1960-2007 Guest Curator: Victoria Noorthoorn On view from September 28, 2007 to January 5, 2008 Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12-6 PM Exhibition Opening: Friday, September 28, 6:30-9 PM Curatorial dialogue with participating artists: 6:30 PM Free Admission Exhibition Catalogue available through Harvard University Press Exhibition Opening Beginning with a Bang! From Confrontation to Intimacy is an exhibition that maps the historical scenario of specific breakthroughs in contemporary art in 1960s Buenos Aires. It includes documents by Eduardo Costa, Raúl Escari, Alberto Greco, Roberto Jacoby, Oscar Masotta, Marta Minujín, and Federico Manuel Peralta Ramos, among others; as well as works by contemporary artists: Marina De Caro, Ana Gallardo, Graciela Hasper, Roberto Jacoby and Syd Krochmalny, Fabio Kacero (in collaboration with Union Gaucha), Fernanda Laguna, Patricio Larrambebere, Eduardo Navarro, Leandro Tartaglia and Judi Werthein. A full calendar of public programs will follow the exhibition Curatorial Dialogue Victoria Noorthoorn discusses her curatorial vision and participates in a panel with the artists. Moderated by Daniel Quiles. Reservations are required About Us Americas Society is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Our mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship. Americas Society unites opinion leaders to exchange ideas and develop solutions to the challenges facing the Americas today. Visitors Info All listed events are free, open to the public and take place at Americas Society, unless noted otherwise. For wheelchair access, kindly call in advance. We are located at 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street, in New York City. For more information, visit If you have questions or comments, please email us at AMERICAS SOCIETY 680 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065 T: (212) 249 8950 F: (212) 249 5868 Images: Quisqueya Henríquez, Paradise of Vegetation, 2002-03, diptych, digital photographs, 2 25″x 25″; Federico Manuel Peralta Ramos,Nosotros afuera, 1965, image courtesy of Archivo F.M. Peralta Ramos,Buenos Aires.
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