Join Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator, and Susanna V. Temkin, Curator of El Museo del Barrio for a Members-Only virtual tour of Popular Painters & Other Visionaries, the museum’s first online exhibition examining the contribution of 30 artists working on the margins of modernism and the mainstream art world in the Americas and the Caribbean.
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About the Exhibition
Curated by El Museo’s Chief Curator, Rodrigo Moura, the virtual survey features nearly 30 works from El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection, several of them presented to the public for the first time. The exhibition departs from the term popular painters to identify artists working on the margins of modernism and the mainstream artworld. Popular visual sources provide the narrative thread of the exhibition, which is divided into thematic sections around labor, daily life, festivities, religion, vernacular architecture, and bodily representations. In addition to these themes, four artists are presented in monographic sections: Andrés Curruchich, Martín Ramírez, José Bernardo Cardoso Jr., and Felipe Jesus Consalvos. The artists featured in this virtual exhibition share the common experience of diaspora — whether as African populations in the New World, Latin American and Caribbean people in the United States, or in reference to the displacement of Amerindian populations within their own territories. This is reflected in the impact of migration, exclusion, marginalization, cultural resistance, indigeneity, self-determination, and autobiography that is present in their works.