Gaby Cepeda

  • picks July 16, 2018

    “Memories of Underdevelopment”

    In addition to crowding nearly four hundred objects by more than sixty artists and art collectives from eight Latin American countries into a labyrinthine gallery on this museum’s second floor, this exhibition also boasts a thick catalogue, lectures, workshops, screenings, courses, and panels. Calling it massive would be an understatement. Twenty-five years of art are on view, all of it meant to address the prevalent economic underdevelopment of the subcontinent, and the multitude of practices that rose up to reject Western-imposed aesthetics and looked instead at cultural expressions born out

  • picks February 09, 2018

    Guillermo Gómez-Peña

    Viewers are welcomed into this exhibition by La Loca, 2010, an enlarged tarot card featuring a nude and saintly Guillermo Gómez-Peña, the performance artist, writer, activist, and educator whose experiences on both sides of the Mexico–United States border have fueled what he calls an “aesthetics of juxtaposition,” an art practice that points furiously at the contradictions of identity.

    The retrospective spans two large galleries and a video room, comprising photographs, books, pamphlets, mementos, and costumes in which pastiche is process and false opposites are confronted: documented and