Taking a decolonizing approach, Absence/Presence presents works by 36 artists from the Caribbean, Central and South America, as well as artists of Latin American/Caribbean descent born or residing in the U.S. Challenging conventional representations of Latinx and Latin American identity, the exhibition examines the system of forced absence and conditional presence, as well as a history of creative and poetic presence beyond societal restrictions. In addition to documenting violence and oppression, Absence/Presence highlights the participating artists’ shared legacy of political activism, artistic experimentation, and their search for alternative, decolonized futures.
Abscence/Presence: Latinx and Latin American Artists in Dialogue
Group exhibition curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill
June 10 – October 9, 2021
New York, United States