Public Programs

X as Intersection: Material Constellations

Oct 24, 2022

This panel brings together artists Leslie Martinez, Tanya Aguiñiga, and Amalia Mesa-Bains to explore the material and conceptual intricacies in their work, and the points of contact between them. The conversation considers how each artist crosses disciplinary boundaries to challenge art world categories as well as identity-and gender-based assumptions. Marcela Guerrero, Jennifer Rubio Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art and Executive Director, Dr. Adriana Zavala of the US Latinx Art Forum will co-moderate this conversation. 

The X as Intersection series features the second cohort of the Latinx Artist Fellowship. Designed to address this systemic and longstanding lack of support, the Latinx Artist Fellowship will award $50,000 each to a multigenerational cohort of 15 Latinx visual artists each year for an initial commitment of five years. Administered by the US Latinx Art Forum in collaboration with the New York Foundation for the Arts and supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation, this award is the first significant prize of its kind and celebrates the plurality and diversity of Latinx artists and aesthetics. 

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