In this piece I explored the current state and history of U.S. Latinx art and the lack of a viable U.S. Latinx market (which includes afro-latinx artists). Click the image for the direct link to the article on Artsy. Click 'Read More' for my response to criticism of the piece.
During her residency at the New Museum, artist Simone Leigh formed a collective known as Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter (@BWMforBLM) in response to heal one another, fight, and stand by Black Lives Matter.
In an effort to democratize access to art and support artists, Absolut created Absolut Art which officially launches today in the U.S. featuring 26 artists they deem representative of the pulse of the Los Angeles art scene. Absolut Art features more than 200 artists from LA, Stockholm, and Berlin with Hong Kong and Havana to follow. All of this art is available in the US. Every single piece of work is guaranteed to ship internationally within 48 hours.
This afternoon was especially empowering. Poet José Olivárez and author Peggy Robles-Alvarado led the conversation in the first of the fall Poetry Town Hall Tour series at the Bronx Zoo. Olivarez is a poet and educator from Chicago, graduate of Harvard University and program director at Urban Word NYC.
This visual essay was originally published on La Galeria Magazine - La Galería Magazine provides content that encourages dialogue, celebrates the community, and inspires action among Dominicans of the Diaspora.