El Perú: Art in the Contemporary Past

   September 6, 2019 – November 1, 2020
   National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM

Installation view, El Perú: Art in the Contemporary Past at National Hispanic Cultural Center, 2019–20. Photo by L.E. Brown.

Artists Included:
Art of the Spanish Americas

On loan to the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC)’s exhibit El Perú: Art of the Contemporary Past are two paintings from the Foundation’s collection of Art of the Spanish Americas.

Curated by Dr. Tey Marianna Nunn, Director and Chief Curator of the NHCC Art Museum, the exhibit, El Perú: Art in the Contemporary Past, aims to break down stereotypes of what visitors expect to see in a “Peruvian art exhibit.” The exhibit will highlight works by 20th and 21st century Peruvian artists all of whom explore Peruvian multimedia.

There is a growing Peruvian community in New Mexico and throughout the Southwest (and the United States as a whole).  This will be the NHCC Art Museum’s first exhibit to showcase Peruvian visual arts and the museum greatly looks forward furthering appreciation of Peru by sharing the inherent nuances of this incredible country and its artists. Each artist explores the Peruvian pre-colonial and colonial past while addressing race, class and inclusion in the contemporary present.  Works include photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, and multimedia in juxtaposition with examples of their historical antecedents.

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