Beyond the Supersquare brings together a select group of contemporary artists whose insightful work addresses the remnants of the Modern Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean. While the exhibition will address how Modernism defined a number of decisive aspects related to contemporary architecture, urbanism, and art in Latin America, this exhibition will also examine the larger political and social underpinnings of these cultural and environmental developments. Through drawings, photography, sculpture, installation, and video, Beyond the Supersquare presents a series of responses to the aggressive rise of Latin America’s urban centers and the ways in which they have evolved since the mid-twentieth century.
Featured artists include Leonor Antunes (Portugal), Alexander Apostol (Venezuela), Alexandre Arrechea (Cuba), Felipe Arturo (Colombia), Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck (Venezuela), Los Carpinteros (Cuba), Jordi Colomer (Spain), Livia Corona (Mexico), Fernanda Fragateiro (Portugal), Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba), Quisqueya Henriquez (Dominican Republic), Andre Komatsu (Brazil), Runo Lagomarsino (Argentina), Daniela Ortiz (Peru), Manuel Pina (Cuba), Ishmael Randall-Weeks (Peru), Mauro Restiffe (Brazil), Pedro Reyes (Mexico), and more. In conjunction with Beyond the Supersquare, artist Terence Gower (Canada), in collaboration with architect Galia Solomonoff (Argentina), has been selected to design Palapa Moderna, an off-site hub for exhibition-related cultural and educational programming located within close proximity to the museum.
Beyond the Supersquare is organized by Holly Block and guest curator María Ines Rodríguez. Funding for Beyond the Supersquare comes from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
María Ines Rodríguez is an independent curator and founding editor of Tropical Paper Editions, a project dedicated to developing artists' editions. Until 2013, she was chief curator at MUAC in Mexico City, where she curated solo exhibitions by Teresa Margolles, Nicolas Paris, and Yona Friedman. Between 2009 and 2011, she was chief curator at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain, where she was also director of the collection Arte y Arquitectura. Currently, she lives and works between Mexico City and Berlin.