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Young Latinx Artists 24: BUEN VIVIR/VIVIR BIEN

Jun. 21, 2019

Jun. 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am Aug. 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


The twentieth fourth edition of the Young Latinx Artists Exhibition explores the theme of buen vivir, presenting artists interested in decolonizing Western worldviews by tackling issues such as climate change, the legacies of colonization, immigration, and racism. As scholar Eduardo Gudynas has argued, buen vivir originally embraces a number of indigenous traditions in which the notion of well-being includes cohabitation with others and nature,opposing classical Western development. Buen vivir, or vivir bien has been deployed by a number of social movements across Latin America––from Quechua peoples of the Andes to Black Brazilian feminists––that are opposed to the inequalities brought by global capitalism. Latinx communities in the US and Latin Americans have shared histories of struggles and have been impacted by bigotry, xenophobia, homophobia, and sexism, still, we find wisdom, action, and healing in the knowledges and experiences or our own diverse communities. Likewise, the artists in YLA24 offer us ways of dealing with the obscurities of our times, urging us to consider: what does it mean to radically live well?

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Young Latinx Artists 24’s guest curator, Tatiane Santa Rosa, is a Brazilian-born independent curator, art critic, and art historian. She is a 2018-19 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program fellow (Critical Studies), and a Ph.D. Candidate in the History of Art and Visual Culture Department at the University of California Santa Cruz. She graduated in 2015 with an MFA from the Art Criticism and Writing program at the School of Visual Arts, and has an MA in Art History, Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. A Creative Director at AnnexB artist residency (NY), Tatiane has curated exhibitions at A.I.R. Gallery, NARS Foundation, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Fundação Pró-Memória (Brazil), and ArteActual FLASCO (Ecuador). She was a curatorial intern at MoMA-NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art (Whitney Biennial team, 2013-2014), and El Museo del Barrio. Her essays and reviews have been published by Guernica, The Brooklyn Rail, LatinxSpaces, ARTNews, Artcritical, Hyperallergic, and NewCityBrazil. Her essay on artist Joiri Minaya appeared in “The Matter of Photography in the Americas” exhibition catalogue, published by Stanford Press, 2018. From 2017 to 2018 she was a visiting faculty of the San Francisco Art Institute, California. She currently teaches at UC Santa Cruz and at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY-NY

Featured Artists

Carolina Caycedo (Los Angeles, CA), Mauricio Ortega Cortes (NYC, NY), Bel Falleiros (NYC/São Paulo, Brazil), Yareth Fernandez (Austin, TX), Joiri Minaya (NYC, NY), Alva Mooses (NYC, NY), Dalton Paula (Goiânia, Brazil), Angel Poyon (Comapala, Guatemala), Fernando Poyon (Comapala, Guatemala), Lina Puerta (NYC, NY), Ronny Quevedo(NYC, NY).

Installation Images

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Alejandro Macias, El Guerito, Oil and Graphite on Panel, 24″ x 18″, 2020