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‘Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985’

An exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum gives a sprawling overview of twenty-five intensely productive years in Latin American feminist art. The 123 artists represented here come from fifteen countries and work in a variety of media: video, photography, installation and performance art, painting, film, sculpture, dance. Many of them were preoccupied with bodies as sources of energy and power in their art; many, too, dwelt powerfully on the trauma inflicted by the right-wing regimes that came to power across the region during the 1970s. Among the show’s many highlights are playful, biting works in several media by the Mexican radical collective Polvo de Gallina Negra; black-and-white images of trans sex workers by the Chilean photographer Paz Errázuriz; and One Way or Another, a groundbreaking documentary-fiction hybrid by the Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez. 

For more information, visit brooklynmuseum.org.

Category: Exhibition
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway,
Brooklyn, NY