Fundación AMA and Americas Society begin a new collaboration to position Chilean art abroad

Americas Society presents This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975, a two-part group exhibition exploring the work of a generation of migrants who created and exhibited in New York City between 1965 and 1975. Featuring installation, photography, video art, painting, and archival material, the exhibition brings together a generation that actively participated in experimental artistic movements while pushing forward their own visual languages and ideas, with works exploring topics of migration, identity, politics and nostalgia. The works presented in this exhibition are fundamental to understanding the social and political view in the Americas and the tensions and bridges between the North and the South.

Additionally, the exhibition highlights the important contributions and solidarity initiatives of groups and collectives, testimony of these artists effort to create community and to forge a space for themselves. Some of them include CHARAS, Taller Boricua, Latin American Fair of Opinion, An Evening with Salvador Allende Concert, Brigada Ramona Parra, Contrabienal, Cha/Cha/Cha, Young Filmmakers Foundation, Young Lords, and El Museo del Barrio.

Featuring installation, photography, video art, painting, and archival material, the exhibition brings together a generation that actively participated in experimental artistic movements while pushing forward their own visual languages and ideas. For this reason, Fundación AMA contributes to the exhibition with the loan of a series of emblematic works by Francisco Copello and Juan Downey, which make up a transformative vision of national artistic practices. In this way, the works on loan are part of the Juan Yarur Torres collection, which through these alliances seeks to make Chilean art visible in international spaces.

The first part of the show will be shown from September 22 to December 18, 2021. The second part will be shown from January 19 to May 14, 2022.

Crédito: Arturo Sánchez