Powerful contemporary voices across the Americas offer critical understandings of what it means to be global.
“Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales” debuts in New England 60 contemporary Latin American works from the collection of Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, founder of the CIFO Art Foundation in Miami. Featuring sculpture, painting, photography, video, installation, and performance art from 1960 to the present, the exhibition explores how avant-garde artists from the Caribbean and Central and South America have become integral to discourses on international...
CAMBRIDGE — A border is an abstraction. A line in the sand? Less than that, even: a line on the sand. Yet when that sand is in the US Southwest, the abstraction has enormous consequences: diplomatic, cultural, economic, and, above all, human. The photographs David Taylor has taken for his “Working the Line” project seek to make that abstraction vivid and visible. “David Taylor: Working the Line” runs at Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies through May 18.
The idea behind the project could hardly be simpler — which makes it all the better for getting at such...
Mexican actor Diego Luna came to town yesterday to premiere his latest film, “Cesar Chavez,” to the Harvard community before its nationwide release on March 28. The film marks Luna’s directorial debut.
The star, known for his roles in “Elysium,” “Y Tu Mamá También,” and “Milk,” spoke about honoring the legacy of Chavez, the Mexican-American labor rights leader whose protests and strategic campaigns helped to unionize Hispanic and Filipino farmworkers in the 1960s and ’70s.
DRAPETOMANIA: GRUPO ANTILLANO AND THE ART OF AFRO-CUBA
Curated by Alejandro de la Fuente, director of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, Drapetomanía celebrates of group of artists from the late 1970s who privileged the importance of African and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation.
You can see Drapetomanía at The 8th Floor in New York City (...
Registration ClosedSat - Thu, Mar 8 to Mar 27, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
All About Feathers (Costa Rica) chronicles a security guard who wants in on the cockfighting game; he buys, befriends, and grows deeply attached to his rooster protégé Rocky, in this grim yet quirky feature debut from Costa Rican director Neto Villalobos. “I see the beauty in chaos,” Villalobos explains, “I know there are a lot of magical places in Costa Rica, and beautiful beaches, but that’s not what I wanted to show. I love that, but I think there is beauty in this other Costa Rica that people are not used to seeing.”