French Authorities, FBI Raid Art Museum in Old San Juan
French authorities, with the help of the FBI, raided the offices of the Michèle Vasarely Foundation in Old San Juan on Tuesday. The raid reportedly concerned the whereabouts of $40 million worth of art created by Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely.
Narsiso Martinez: Depicting Farmwork in Art (A Latino USA Podcast)
In this episode, Oaxacan-born artist Narsiso Martinez takes us through his solo exhibition titled “Reimagining Essential” at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, and we hear the stories behind the materials he uses and the realities he depicts.
Foto Festival Shows Latin America at Its Core
The Latin American Foto Festival, which was held this year at the Bronx Documentary Center from July 14 to 31, sought to show the humanity, richness, and complexity of Latin America, its people, and its cultures.
In Memory of Maradona, Argentine Artist Connects With Global Audience
“I started to draw Diego from childhood,” says 40-year-old Argentine artist Maxi Bagnasco. “He gave us faith and hope that a kid from the potrero, from a slum, could help his family and reach the top. He represented us across the world.”
Tamara Santibañez: Tattooing Without Limits (A Latino USA Podcast)
In this episode of Latino USA, tattoo and multimedia artist, writer, and oral historian Tamara Santibañez discusses their journey from printmaker to tattoo artist, and dives into the histories behind the art form, their own relationship with tattooing, and the possibilities that lie when taking ink and needle to skin.
Brown and Unaddressed: Margaret Garcia’s ‘Arte Para La Gente’
VENTURA, California — Arte Para La Gente (Art for the People) is Chicana artist Margaret Gracia’s first retrospective exhibition. For Garcia, at 70 years of age, the exhibition is a lifelong dream come true. Running from November 22, 2021 to May 22, 2022 and curated by Anna Bermudez, the selection of artwork on display at […]
Incarcerated Artist Has First Solo Show in Chicago
Juan Hernandez, a convicted murderer incarcerated in Illinois since the age of 16, will have his first solo art show at the Angelica Kauffman Gallery beginning April 2nd.
Interview With Oscar-Nominated Bhutanese Filmmaker Pawo Choyning Dorji
Intelatin speaks with Indian-born Bhutanese Pawo Choyning Dorji, director of ‘Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom,’ which has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best International Feature Film category.
Resistir Es También una Práctica Estética (OPINION)
The first contribution to the #NotasDeCasa series is a thoughtful contemplation on the function of art in the context of resistance, a theme that most Latinos, if unable to directly relate to, are at least aware of within our home countries.
Benjamin Alire Sáenz Discovers the Secrets of His Universe (A Latino USA Podcast)
He discusses “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,” the book that he says saved his life and became a surprise international phenomenon along the way.
El Paso Mural Glosses Over Chamizal Land Dispute (OPINION)
‘Blurred Boundaries,’ an art installation at the Chamizal Community Center in El Paso, replicates a dominant narrative that trivializes the role of barrio women and the still-open wound of the chamizal treaty between Mexico and the United States.
‘The End of Silence’: A Review of Antonio Turok’s Photography
The series of photographs in “The End of Silence,” which ran at the Eastern Projects Gallery in Los Angeles from October 9 to November 27, documents a 40-year span that follows Indigenous resistance and communal cultures of Latin America.
Latinas Are Winning, As They Should (OPINION)
Latinas are making tremendous strides in education, politics, business, media, the arts — everywhere. But Latinas have only begun to get their due.
Sonia Manzano: The Power Of Writing (A Latino USA Podcast)
In this “How I Made It” segment, we talk to Sonia about discovering her love for television writing, and her new animated show, “Alma’s Way.”
‘We Are Here’ Is A Vibrant Acclamation of Black and Brown Artists
The book is a colorful and vibrant acclamation to 50 artists whose work captures the voices in our communities—featuring interviews with each creator.
How I Made It: Futuro Conjunto (A Latino USA Podcast)
Created in collaboration with more than 30 local artists, Futuro Conjunto imagines what the Rio Grande Valley might look and sound like several generations into the future.
Rebel Diaz and Tef Poe Collab With Sa-Roc, Bambu, T-Dubb-O, and Rah Digga for Unapologetic Anti-Police Brutality Track
“Rather go out standing, than down on my knees,” Rah Digga raps at one point.
‘Buena Gente’ Short Film: An Affectionate Look at Four Musician Friends in Cartagena
With verite style filmmaking, the short pokes a little fun at the tourism industry, its tourists, while looking at the deep equities that exist in the Colombian city, where the underprivileged cater to the rich and no questions are asked—it’s the norm.
JOSÉ Is a Film About the Reflections of Universal Struggle
Following a repressed young man living in a mostly religious society where homophobia and tradition is rampant, JOSÉ renders a character study that shows that even though alienation marks a one’s own journey, pain doesn’t define you.
Moments of Reflection and Acceptance: Life of a Disabled Latino Artist
If art is an expression of the artist, Raúl Pizarro’s work can best be described as a multidimensional evolution. Living with a form of Muscular Dystrophy, Pizarro reinvents his painting techniques with each physical challenge brought on by the various stages of muscle loss.
The #DignidadLiteraria Campaign Issues Statement About AMERICAN DIRT Book Event Cancellations
“We have moved our focus from Jeanine Cummins and American Dirt to the true problem: the canceling of Latinx writers by US publishing,” the statement read.