June 1, 2022
Exhibiting Artists at MCA Denver Making National Art News
Opening June 3rd, MCA Denver will present three summer exhibitions by some of today’s most celebrated contemporary artists, who incorporate topics of migration, colonization, exploration and healing into their work.
Los Angeles-based artist Clarissa Tossin: Falling From Earth explores the causes and effects of rising temperatures on Earth and humankind's rapidly evolving aspirations to explore territories on the Moon and Mars.
Brooklyn-based artist Guadalupe Maravilla: Purring Monsters with Mirrors on Their Backs sheds light on the collective traumas of undocumented immigrants and cancer survivors and empowers the narratives into celebrations of perseverance and humanity.
Mexico City-based artist Tania Candiani: For the Animals explores the interrelationships between human, animal, and non-biological sounds, and the rich and fragile nature of the acoustic fabric around us.
These renowned international artists have been featured in recent art news across the country. Click the links below to read the full coverage.
By Roberta Smith
“Instituto de Visión (FR4) has one of the fair’s more modest and beautiful installation pieces. “The Sound of Fire” by Tania Candiani consists of 10 conical speakers made of hand blown glass in several limpid colors; although they weren’t when I saw them, they will play music based on the sounds of their own making.”
By Patricia Leigh Brown
“Maravilla’s otherworldly aesthetic, which also informs a series of Latin American devotional paintings known as retablos, is loosely inspired by Indigenous Maya culture, especially Honduran rock stelae and ruins of pyramids engulfed with vegetation that were his Salvadorean playgrounds as a child. “It was layer after layer after layer,” he recalled of those ancient forms. “The whole world was there.””
By Valentina Di Liscia
“Raving about the ubiquitous presence of Latinx artists in New York’s art world as a phenomenon risks concealing the truth, which is that they’ve always been here — and too often sidelined, subsumed under the broader “Latin American art” label or defined solely by identity, not aesthetic, social and intellectual interests. But now they’re starting to move beyond these tight confines into a place of prominence.”