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Ñew York – Latin American + Spanish Artists in New York City

February 16 – May 20, 2012
AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, Washington

Latino superheroes disguised as Spiderman, Green Lantern and Batman will be at AMA showcasing the immeasurable labor of their day to day lives for the good of others. These, along with other works dealing with urbanity, mobility, and migration depict a city that is the ultimate urban laboratory, where experiences and cultures converge, fostering the exchange of ideas.

Ñew York, opening on February 16 at the AMA | Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS), includes photography, video, drawing, sculpture, and mixed-media work by young, outstanding Latin American and Spanish artists residing in New York City.

The exhibition commemorates artistic exchange and innovative communication channels between visual artists from both sides of the pond and opposite hemispheres who share the same language, and the same city.

These artists offer insight into urban, political, social and personal issues, highlighting the diversity among Latino communities in New York and more widely, in the United States.

The exhibition addresses mobility in an era of widespread displacement where barriers between the global and the local are broken down. Motion (mobility), emotion (personal artistic work) and promotion (promote and advance the careers of expat artists) are all addressed throughout the show. The artists were selected based on their accomplishments, artistic careers and their approaches to concepts of mobility, migration and cultural exchange, all intrinsic to a city where new ideas, experiences and diversity converge.

Ñew York showcases the work of 19 artists originating from 10 countries of Latin America and Spain – all now based in New York – who have made this city the gravitating force of their artistic discourse.

Sol Aramendi (Argentina), Lluis Lleó (Spain), Julieta Aranda (Mexico) Manuel Molina Martagón (Mexico), Ada Bobonis (Puerto Rico), Esperanza Mayobre (Venezuela), Alberto Borea (Peru), Carlos Motta (Colombia), Antón Cabaleiro (Spain), Iván Navarro (Chile, Juanma Carrillo (Spain), Dulce Pinzón (Mexico), Nicky Enright (Ecuador), Fernando Renes (Spain) , Félix Fernández (Spain), José Ruíz (Peru) , Jessica Lagunas (Guatemala) Manuela Viera-Gallo (Chile) , Abigail Lazkoz (Spain)

Practical Info
AMA | Art Museum of the Americas
201 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Hours: Tue – Sun | 10am – 5pm

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