uptown: nasty women/bad hombres

On View June 13 – November 5, 2017

As part of its participation in The Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University’s first Uptown triennial, El Museo del Barrio presents an exhibition of artists living or working in El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. El Museo’s uptown: nasty women/bad hombres presents the work of artists engaging with the legacies of sexism, racism, homophobia, the power of the media, the state of health care and our natural environment, and violence in various ways. The artists explore these issues through poetry, symbolism, and metaphor or by exploring particular forms of artistic practice associated with rupture or bearing witness as a form of social protest. Some employ gendered or radical forms of art making for their purposes. Collage, documentary photography, poetic text, painting, needlepoint, textile work and video are all methods enlisted by these artists to create works that deal with various social issues.

Artists included in the exhibition are: Elan Cadiz, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Pepe CoronadoCOCO144/Roberto GualtieriJaime Davidovich, Carlos De Jesus, Rene De Los Santos, Francisco Donoso FEEGZ/Carlos Jesús Martínez Domínguez, Sandra Fernández, Marquita Flowers, Reynaldo García Pantaleón, Alex Guerrero, Leslie Jiménez, Lauren Kelley, Rejin Leys, Stephanie Lindquist, Miguel Luciano, Luanda Lozano, Ivan Monforte, José Morales, Darío Oleaga, Jaime Permuth, Kenny Rivero, Moses Ros-Suarez, José Rodríguez, Aya Rodríguez-Izumi, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Sable Elyse Smith, Rider Ureña, Regina Viqueira, and Nari Ward.

Lead Image: Nari Ward, Swing (2010), shoe tips, car tire, shoe tongues, rope, variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin.