Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Harvard hosts Art Without a Muzzle: Venezuelan amateur artists make visual human rights statements

¿Don QuiĆ©n?
Textile/mixed media by Victor Palomino

Starting 8 March at three exhibition venues on the Harvard University campus (Cambridge, Mass.), scores of works by amateur Venezuelan artists making visual statements about Latin American human rights go on show.

The exhibit, "Art without a Muzzle," continues to 4 June and features three categories of art, one in each of the venues: digital, photography and video.

In Venezuala, the organization, Sin Mordaza (Without a Muzzle), sponsored the first human rights art contest there.

These are the results.

Each artist was asked to submit work focusing on lack of human rights and freedom currently experienced.

Art Wilthout a Muzzle is hosted by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

In related happenings:

Omar Rodriguez-Graham, "Variaciones Sobre un Tema," ("Variations on a Theme"),  9 Feb. - 18 March:  Mexican painter Omar Rodriguez-Graham opened his solo show at Arroniz Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City. Among works featured, a series of large format stately horses, oils on canvas.

In addition to Mexico, he has solo exhibited in France, Germany, Spain, China,
Australia and the United States.

"Surviving Paradise," solo exhibit by Enrique Chagoya, 12 Feb. - 16 April: Mexican-born artist and Stanford University art professor Enrique Chagoya opens a solo show at the Gatehouse Gallery at the di Rosa Nature and Arts Preserve, Napa, California.

Chagoya's works express his black humour and anti-colonial themes as well as the Mexican-US border chaos.

Chagoya lives in San Francisco.

Curator is Rober Wuilfe and events director for di Rosa, a 200-acre preserve, Ann Trinca.
Autoretrato de un Pensamiento (Self Portrait of a Thought)
Victor Palomino

Mixed media Colombian-born artist Victor Palomino opens solo show in West Asheville, NC: According to his website, Victor Palomino, now living in Asheville, North Carolina,  paints, creates mixed media, vivid textiles, glass works and more..

His show opened in February and continues through March at the West Asheville Library.

Rock on and practice peace and love.

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Stefan, the ArtTraveler(TM).

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