The Brooklyn Museum is presenting a comprehensive collection of the work of Latin American and Latina women artists on the forefront of their crafts between the 1960s and 1980s.
In what the museum calls the "first exhibition to explore the groundbreaking contributions to contemporary art of Latin American and Latina women artists," Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 displays the work of 123 women artists from 15 Latin American countries and the United States who focused on the female body to critique their political and social environs, according to the museum.
Museum curators say these artists were pioneers in exploring female sensibilities with overt and covert "links to feminist activism." Many works were created under oppressive political and social conditions, mostly due to U.S. interventions that these women artists expressed through their work.
The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures, photography, video, performance, and other new mediums, created by eminent names such as Lygia Pape, Ana Mendieta, and Marta Minujin. Works by Colombian sculptor artist Feliza Bursztyn are also on display along with Chicana graphic arts pioneer Ester Hernandez.
Also on display at the exhibit that runs until July 22 are Lourdes Grobet’s photographs of Mexican Lucha Libres.