|"The Disappeared" opens in Washington, D.C. Nov. 19|
"The Disappeared," organized by the North Dakota Museum of Art, opens at the Art Museum of the Americas, 201 18th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, with a gallery talk at noon by exhibit curator Laurel Reuter.
"The Disappeared" is on display through Jan. 18 at the Art Museum of the Americas, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
"The Disappeared" gathers the work of 13 visual artists plus a collaborative work by 13 others from Latin America who over the last 30 years have made art about the disappeared and addressed universal human rights concerns in a powerful and moving way. It contains works by some of the most prominent artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Many of them lived through the horrors of the military dictatorships that rocked their countries in the mid-decades of the twentieth century. Some worked in the resistance; some had parents or siblings who were disappeared; others were forced into exile. The youngest were born into the aftermath of those dictatorships. And still others have lived in countries maimed by endless civil, drug, and guerrilla wars.
"The Disappeared" is a traveling exhibition organized by the North Dakota Museum of Art and curated by Laurel Reuter. Sponsors for the exhibit are the Otto Bremer Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation and the Lannan Foundation.