March 04, 2017 to October 08, 2017
Diálogos mines the JSMA’s growing collection of Latin American and Latino art to encourage dialogue around themes relevant to contemporary life. The exhibition features fourteen prints, photographs, kinetic sculptures, and mixed media installations by artists from Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and the United States. Organized by Cheryl Hartup, Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art, Diálogos activates exchanges between art and artists, the viewer and the object, and the museum and the communities it serves. Diálogos is a multi-sensory, participatory experience, where conversations may range from the personal to the formal, and from the emotional to the conceptual. The exhibition is organized around five major themes: power and violence; division and connection; the body, nature, and cycles of time; silence and loss; and oppression. Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and the United States are experiencing intense dialogues around social, political, economic and environmental issues that are transforming these nations and their relationships with one another. Diálogos explores how art generates intimate and global conversations. We invite our viewers to participate in this exchange.