Carmen Lomas Garza, Quinceañera, from the serie The Chicano Collection, 2005.

Since La Galerias at El Museo del Barrio are close until fall 2018 due to renovation we went to see the off-site exhibition Queenie: Seleceted artwroks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s Collection at the Hunter East Harlem Gallery.

With a particular focus on female artists from the Caribbean, Latin America, and the larger Latinx diaspora, QUEENIE explores the roles women have played in El Museo del Barrio’s history and its impact on the local East Harlem community. Including works from Anonymous female artists from Chile, Tania Bruguera, Margarita Cabrera, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Melba Carillo, Marta Chilindron, Alessandra Expósito, Iliana Emilia Garcia, Dulce Gomez, Cristina Hernández Botero, Carmen Herrera, Jessica Kairé, Carmen Lomas Garza, Evelyn López de Guzmán, Anna Maria Maiolino, Ana Mendieta, Marina Núñez del Prado, Liliana Porter, Raquel Rabinovich, Scherezade, Nitza Tufiño.

It was quite emotional to see arpilleras from anonymous Chilean artists that depicted the oppresive dictatorship during the 1970s – 1980s as part of the exhibition and the collection.

It was also great to experience a painting by the great Carmen Herrera!

Anonymous female artists from Chile, Arpilleras, 1970s-1980s.

 Tania Bruguera, The Burden (La carga del pecado), Performed 1997-1999, Photographed 1998.

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