“A truly astonishing show” —Huffington Post
HOME—So Different, So Appealing features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists from the late 1950s to the present who use the universal concept of “home” as a lens through which to view socioeconomic and political changes in the Americas over the past seven decades. More than 100 works by 39 artists explore the differences and similarities within art related to immigration and political repression; dislocation and diaspora; and personal memory and utopian ideals.
The exhibition brings together U.S. artists of Cuban, Mexican, and Puerto Rican origin in a dialogue with artists from Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Uruguay, and Venezuela, among other countries. Despite the political, cultural, and religious affinities they share, these two broad and highly diverse groups have been, until now, treated separately from one another.
Across a variety of media—including painting, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, film, and video—these artists examine and interpret one of the most basic social concepts by which individuals, families, nations, and regions understand themselves in relation to others. In the process, these works of art also offer an alternative narrative of postwar and contemporary art.
Among the internationally recognized artists represented in the exhibition are Antonio Berni, Abraham Cruzvillegas, León Ferrari, Beatriz González, Félix González-Torres, Guillermo Kuitca, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Gordon Matta-Clark, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, and Doris Salcedo.
This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with the support of the Getty Foundation.
The illustrated exhibition catalogue is available through the MFA Shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum’s Hirsch Library (713.639.7325).
More information: https://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/home-so-different-so-appealing