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New York | ‘This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965-1975, Part II’
March 16, 2022 | 5:30 pm
Please join us for an in-person tour of Part II of This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975, with Aimé Iglesias Lukin, Director and Chief curator of the Americas Society.
This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975 is a two-part group exhibition exploring the work of a generation of migrants who created and exhibited in New York City between 1965 and 1975. Featuring installation, photography, video art, painting, and archival material, the exhibition brings together a generation that actively participated in experimental artistic movements while pushing forward their own visual languages and ideas, with works exploring topics of migration, identity, politics, exile, and nostalgia. Additionally, the exhibition highlights the important contributions and solidarity initiatives of groups and collectives, testimony of these artists’ effort to create community and to forge a space for themselves.
Part II of the exhibition will continue the themes explored in Part I with new artworks on display, by artists including Hélio Oiticica, Sylvia Palacios Whitman, Anna Maria Maiolino, Antonio Dias, Enrique Castro-Cid, Beba Damianovich, Zilia Sánchez and many more. Part II is on view through May 2022.
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About Aimé Iglesias Lukin
Aimé Iglesias Lukin is an art historian and curator. Born in Buenos Aires, she received her PhD in art history from Rutgers University with a dissertation titled “This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York 1965–1975.” She completed her M.A. at The Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and her undergraduate studies in art history at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Her research received grants from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Terra and Andrew W. Mellon Foundations, and the ICAA Peter C. Marzio Award from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She curated exhibitions independently in museums and cultural centers and previously worked in the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art, and Fundación PROA in Buenos Aires.
Images: Leandro Katz, Laura Marquez, Bebe Daminovich, friends, Amaro (Oiticica’s model), Hélio Oiticica, Jon Tob Azulay, Susana Perea, and Ted Castle. Inwood Hill Park. Event for the installation of Katz’s piece Columa I-Angualasto, New York, 1971. (Image courtesy Leandro Katz); Aime Iglesias Lukin, courtesy of the Americas Society
Thank you to Julia P. Herzberg, PhD for organizing this program.
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