Now at BAMPFA- Present Tense: Five Centuries of Colonialism in Latin American and Caribbean Art
Present Tense: Five Centuries of Colonialism in Latin American and Caribbean Art examines historical and contemporary works that reveal how colonialism has shaped life in the Latin Americas. For the artists in this exhibition, the injustices that linger in the wake of colonialism have served as sites for personal expression, often resulting in captivating works of art that critique society and question those in power, bringing a voice to those without one and introducing beauty as a form of healing.
This exhibition was put together by Todd Olson’s graduate seminar, Cal Conversations: Object Histories + Critical Concepts + Curatorial Practicum in Latin American Art / The Long Sixteenth-Century: Colonization and its Aftermath, co-directed with Prof. Ivonne del Valle (Spanish-Portuguese) and Lynne Kimura (BAMPFA). PhD candidates Christine Theunissen and Joe Albanese as well as undergraduate art history/practice major Albie Cartagenes were among the curator/participants.
The exhibition will be at BAMPFA from April 30 until June 20, 2021. Advance tickets are required for gallery visits, ticket reservations and more information available here.