Diálogos: Celebrating Latinx and Latin Art in the Global Art World

Frieze New York will debut a themed section featuring solo presentations by Marta Chilindron, Ken Gonzales-Day, Ana Mendieta and Chemi Rosado-Seijo among others.

We are delighted to have an opportunity to highlight the respective importance of Latinx and Latin American cultural production in the global art world, and also reflect upon the concepts of representation and intersectionality. An additional aim for Diálogos is that it will help prompt conversations surrounding collecting, particularly in regards to Latinx art and its growing visibility -Susanna V. Temkin

In celebration of El Museo del Barrio’s 50th anniversary, Patrick Charpenel (Executive Director, El Museo del Barrio) and Susanna V. Temkin (Curator, El Museo del Barrio) present a themed section focusing on art by contemporary Latinx and Latin American artists. The section features 13 solo presentations by both established and emerging artists who have played a significant role in El Museo’s history and who represent the next generation of cultural leaders.

Bringing together a selection of galleries from across the United States and Latin America,Diálogos,unites Latinx and Latin American artists who reflect a diversity of generations, identities, media, and practices.

Galleries and artists participating in the Diálogos section include:

Marta Chilindron (Cecilia de Torres)
Created especially for Frieze New York, Chilindron presents two new manipulable sculptures: Star, which captures the vibrant and malleable geometry of nature, and Tall, composed of fluorescent and iridescent colors.

Ken Gonzales-Day (Luis De Jesus Los Angeles)
Gonzales-Day’s interdisciplinary practice considers the historical construction of race and the limits of representational systems, ranging from lynching photographs to museum displays. His research has brought vital attention to the material legacies of slavery, colonialism, imperialism, gender normativity, and whiteness.

Ana Mendieta (Galerie Lelong & Co.)
Mendieta is widely celebrated for her pioneering work in various media, from photography and film to site-specific installation and sculpture. Among the major themes in her work, which merged the body and the earth, are exile, displacement, and return to the landscape.

Rubén Ortiz Torres (Royale Projects)
Painter and sculptor Rubén Ortiz Torres presents new works, using the visual tropes of wealth, politics, influence, coercion and control to create a subversive statement on power hierarchies. Another others…

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