April 18, 2007 - Americas Society - Christian Rattemeyer on Pedro Reyes
April 18, 2007

Christian Rattemeyer on Pedro Reyes

Pedro Reyes, Leverage, 2006

Christian Rattemeyer on Pedro Reyes
Monday, April 23, 6 PM

680 Park Avenue at 68th Street, New York
Free admission

Reservations are required. Please email culture [​at​] americas-society.org, or call (212) 277 8359. Members receive priority seating.


Christian Rattemeyer will examine Pedro Reyess artworks in relation to the notion of functionality and aesthetic autonomy.

This program is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Pedro Reyes ad usum: To Be Used on view till May 5, 2007.

Dialogues between Artists from the Western Hemisphere
Cristóbal Lehyt and Sharon Hayes
Wednesday, May 2, 6:00 p.m

In its appropriation and re-contextualization of stereotypical images taken from mass culture, Cristóbal Lehyts work examines the structures of power in society. Sharon Hayes has been engaged in an artistic practice that moves between multiple media video, performance, installationin an ongoing artistic investigation on the way history, politics and space relate to the process of individual and collective subject formation. Lehyt invited Hayes to discuss the increasing engagement of social political issues in contemporary art practices.

Thru May 5
Exhibition Pedro Reyes ad usum: To Be Used
Gallery Hours:
Wed-Sat. 12:00-6:00PM
Video Trans-Americas
Juan Downey

Program 2: Ways of Believing
March 26th to April 14th Chile (1974), 16 mm. transfer to 3/4 video, 1974, b/w and color, sound Return of the Motherland (1989), Video 3/4, 1986-1987, 7:04 min, color, stereo Chiloe, No (1988) Video 3/4, 1988, 2:30 min., color, stereo Chicago Boys, Portapack video, 1983, 16:00 min., color, stereo
Program 3: Anthropology as Auto- Biography and Fiction
April 16th to May 5th The Laughing Alligator (1976-77), Video 3/4,1976-1979, 27 min, b/w, color, sound The Abandoned Shabono (1978), Video 3/4, 1976-1978, 27 min., color, sound Guahibos (1976), Video 3/4 , 1976, 25:10 min., b/w, color, sound Guatemala (1973), October 1973 Video, 27:32, b/w., sound: Technician: Juanfi Lamadrid
These events take place at Americas Society and are free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
T: (212) 249 8950
F: (212) 249 5868


The Americas Society is the premier national not-for-profit institution dedicated exclusively to educating the U.S. public about all facets of its Western Hemisphere neighbors. Its purposes are 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 rich cultural heritage of our neighbors and the importance of the inter-American relationship. The Society strives to achieve its mission through a variety of programs offered by two major divisions: Cultural Affairs and Western Hemisphere Affairs (including North American/Canadian Affairs).

For information on our cultural events, please visit www.americas-society.org or call (212) 277 8359.

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