Basta! Exhibition: May 5 – July 15, 2016

The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery 
at John Jay College of Criminal Justice 
proudly presents the exhibition


Curated by Claudia Calirman and Isabela Villanueva 

 Exhibit web

May 5 – July 15, 2016

with an opening reception on 
Thursday, May 5,2016 
from 6:00-8:00pm

Basta! features works in a variety of media by Latin American artists Ivan Argote (Colombia), Marcelo Cidade (Brazil), Regina Galindo (Guatemala), Anibal Lopez (Guatemala), Teresa Margolles (Mexico),Jose Carlos Martinat (Peru), Yucef Merhi (Venezuela), Alice Miceli (Brazil), Mondongo (Juliana Laffitte and Manuel Mendanha -Argentina), Moris (Mexico), Armando Ruiz (Colombia), Giancarlo Scaglia (Peru), Javier Tellez (Venezuela), and Juan Toro (Venezuela).

They address topics such as crime, vandalism, transgression, gender-based violence, illegal immigration, drug cartels and state power.


For more information please contact:

The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
860 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019


Basta! Symposium: May 5, 2016

Symposium: Thursday, May 5, 2016

in the Moot Court:
John Jay College of Criminal Justice New Building, 524 west 59th street
(between 10th and 11th avenues, 6th Floor)
from 3-6 pm


Followed by an Opening Reception  at the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery from 6-8pm

Speakers:  Estrellita Brodsky, Gustavo Buntinx,  Claudia Calirman, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill,  Gabriela Rangel, Isabela Villanueva, and  artists Mondongo and Javier Tellez

This symposium offers a discussion among Latin American scholars and artists on responses to art and violence in Latin America today. The challenge is how to render brutality in the visual arts without adding more dismay to it. How to represent violence without aestheticizing it to the level of the banal? How to honor the death of those who were destitute of legal and political representation? How can artists address the region’s rampant corruption, social inequality, crime, the unlawful operations imposed by the drug cartels in a responsible way, given the paradoxical dilemma: How to visually address what is beyond representation?

 Keynote Speaker: Gustavo Buntinx

“Poetics of the Remains: Melancholies of Violence in Contemporary Peruvian Art”

For more information please contact:

The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
860 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019


2016 IFA-ISLAA Symposium Realisms: Politics, Art, and Visual Culture in the Americas

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Realisms: Politics, Art, and Visual Culture in the Americas

Saturday, April 30, 2016
9:00 AM in the Lecture Hall
The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
1 East 78th Street

Recent attempts to synthesize and narrativize Latin American art, while instrumental in raising the profile of this field, inherently risk constructing an idealized history of visual culture, in which the realities of art-making in the Americas recede or are otherwise mystified. This conference considers “realism” in the Americas not as a stylistic mode pertaining to figuration, mimesis, or authenticity, but rather as a strategy for critically addressing social, political and economic conditions. From the struggles for independence circa 1800 to contemporary actions addressing political violence and exclusionary immigration policies, the problem of reality has proven central to representations of life across the hemisphere. At a moment in which “global art history” has gained increasing prominence, and in which Latin American art has moved from the marginal to the canonical, how can we address the specificities of lived experience, both local and hemispheric, while also acknowledging broader connections?

Keynote Lecture by José Luis Falconi, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Organized by IFA PhD candidates in Latin American art: Sean Nesselrode Moncada, Juanita Solano Roa, Susanna Temkin, Lizzie Frasco, Blanca Serrano Ortiz, Priscilla Bolaños Salas, Emily Lyver, Brian Bentley, and Madeline Murphy Turner; in conjunction with Edward J. Sullivan.