rivane neuenschwander in 'permission to be global' at museum of fine arts boston

7 March 2014
'Permission to Be Global', featuring gallery artist Rivane Neuenschwander, is a collaboration between the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) featuring over 50 contemporary Latin American works from the collection of Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, founder and president of CIFO.

Travelling to MFA Boston from CIFO, it debuts the work of many artists never before seen in New England. Featuring sculpture, painting, photography, video, installation and performance art from 1960 to the present, the exhibition explores how avant-garde artists from the Caribbean, Central, and South America have become integral to discourses on "international" contemporary art after years of exclusion from institutions at home and abroad.

Four thematic sections: Power Parodied, Borders Redefined, Occupied Geometries, and Absence Accumulated - consider artists' distinct aesthetic strategies that resonate within their cultural contexts and beyond. Their unique visual languages subvert status quo, defy boundaries, humanize art's abstractions, and revisit forgotten histories. Together they offer critical and alternate understandings of what it means "to be global" today.

Developed in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts Boston curated by Jen Mergel, Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, and Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & MFA Programs, in consultation with Jesus Fuenmayor, Director and Chief Curator of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO).

Artists: Eduardo Abaroa Frances Alys Rene Francisco Rodriguez Eduardo Ponjuan Gonzalez Eduardo Basualdo Alberto Borea Ricardo Brey Waltercio Caldas Luis Camnitzer Yoan Capote Yaima Carrazana Lygia Clark Jose Damasceno Gabriel De la Mora Juan Roberto Diago Eugenio Dittborn Iran Do Espirito Santo Marisol Escobar Eugenio Espinoza Magdalena Fernandez Leon Ferrari Lucio Fontana Regina Galindo Carlos Garaicoa Mathias Goeritz Fernanda Gomez Inti Hernandez Guillermo Kuitca Jac Leirner Nelson Leirner Glenda Leon Carlos Leppe Mateo Lopez Rafael Lozano Hemmer Anna Maria Maiolino Marepe Daniel Medina Cildo Meireles Ana Mendieta Marta Minujín Priscilla Monge Israel Meza Morena(Moris) Oscar Muñoz Ernesto Neto Rivane Neuenschwander Gabriel Orozco Daniela Ortiz Claudio Perna Liliana Porter Wilfredo Prieto Miguel Angel Rios Nicolas Robbio Miguel Angel Rojas Lazaro Saavedra Regina Silveira Valeska Soares Meyer Vaisman Sergio Vegas Horacio Zabala

The exhibition at MFA Boston runs from 7 March to 18 May 2014.

MFA Boston website