Eighteen artists from both the United States and Latin America – amongst whom stands PIPA Prize 2016 winner Paulo Nazareth – question colonialism and post-colonialism in the exhibition Tufts University opens next week, on January 16th, at the Tisch Family Gallery.
Originally put together by the Vincent Prince Art Museum in 2016, “A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas” aims to unsettle established narratives about the Americas created by European colonizers in the nineteenth-century by presenting counter-hegemonic perspectives, foregrounding questions of place and positionality.
The exhibition highlights the medium of video as a critical tool for expanded narratives and immersive imagery, in addition to painting, photography, sculpture and works on paper. Structured around four thematic themes (“Recasting Indigenity”, Dislodging Time”, “Countering Extractivism” and “Intervening the Archive”), the artworks exhibited consider an alternative mapping of the region, charting new courses for the present and future.
“A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas”, group show featuring Iván Argote, Isabel Avila, Raul Baltazar, Tania Candiani, Carolina Caycedo, E.D.E.L.O (Caleb Duarte and Mia Eve Rollow), Ricardo Estrada, Martine Gutierrez, Pablo Helguera, Laura Huertas Millán, Carlos Motta, Paulo Nazareth, Camilo Ontiveros, Eamon Ore-Giron, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Marton Robinson, Javier Tapia, amongst others
Curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas
On view from January 16th through April 15th, 2018