“Beyond the Supersquare” is a forthcoming exhibition that will focus on contemporary Latin American and the Caribbean artists whose work deals with Modernism and its influence on contemporary architecture, urbanism, and art. The exhibition—organized by Holly Block and guest curator María Ines Rodríguez—will take place from May 1, 2014 to January 11, 2015 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The Bronx Museum is located at 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York.
Description: Beyond the Supersquare brings together a select group of contemporary artists whose insightful work addresses the remnants of the Modern Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean. While the exhibition will address how Modernism defined a number of decisive aspects related to contemporary architecture, urbanism, and art in Latin America, this exhibition will also examine the larger political and social underpinnings of these cultural and environmental developments. Through drawings, photography, sculpture, installation, and video, Beyond the Supersquare presents a series of responses to the aggressive rise of Latin America’s urban centers and the ways in which they have evolved since the mid-twentieth century.
Featured artists include Leonor Antunes (Portugal), Alexander Apostol (Venezuela), Alexandre Arrechea (Cuba), Felipe Arturo (Colombia), Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck (Venezuela), Los Carpinteros (Cuba), Jordi Colomer (Spain), Livia Corona (Mexico), Fernanda Fragateiro (Portugal), Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba), Quisqueya Henriquez (Dominican Republic), Andre Komatsu (Brazil), Runo Lagomarsino (Argentina), Daniela Ortiz (Peru), Manuel Pina (Cuba), Ishmael Randall-Weeks (Peru), Mauro Restiffe (Brazil), Pedro Reyes (Mexico), and more. In conjunction with Beyond the Supersquare, artist Terence Gower (Canada), in collaboration with architect Galia Solomonoff (Argentina), has been selected to design Palapa Moderna, an off-site hub for exhibition-related cultural and educational programming located within close proximity to the museum.
For more information, see http://www.bronxmuseum.org/exhibitions/beyond-the-supersquare
Image above, Alexandre Arrechea’s “No Limits”—drawings for his urban sculptures; see http://collabcubed.com/2013/02/27/no-limits-alexandre-arrechea/