New York Art Triennial goes bigger and better for its second edition
The show's second edition features artists from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Cuba.
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Beyond featuring work from artists from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba at its second edition, the New York Art Triennial also announced the participation of 200 Latino artists in the Governors Island exhibition circuit until November.
Among the new works is the piece La Chakana Florida, which references the Quechua word meaning 'stairway to heaven,' drawing symbolism with Andean culture and its relationship with other artistic expressions.
The Triennial's objective is to promote the initiatives of Latin American artists, especially those with less visibility in places like Manhattan, The Bronx and Queens.
To fulfill this fundamental mission, the exhibition Abya Yala: Structural Origins, which is also part of the show, examines the diverse processes and forms of creation inspired by traditional methodologies, materials and concepts that were practiced during the different stages of cultural and intellectual growth on the American continent.
The project explores the inevitable repercussions of past generations on the aesthetic, cultural and social values present in contemporary art in Latin America today.
What is the Triennial?
The New York Latin American Art Triennial is an event held every three years in the Big Apple to present contemporary Latin American art in the city.
The Triennial's wide range of artists has included representation from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The New York Latin American Art Triennial is based in New York City, and often partners with local galleries, museums, and arts and educational organizations to present contemporary art within the cultural context of the city. Works range from photography to installation art, and performance art to sculpture and other visual arts.