Radical Women

by Joseph McKeown


  Les veines / Las vecinas (The Neighbors),  1980 by Marcia Schvartz

Les veines / Las vecinas (The Neighbors), 1980 by Marcia Schvartz

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 at the Brooklyn Museum is the first exhibition to "explore the groundbreaking contributions to contemporary art of Latin American and Latina women artists during a period of extraordinary conceptual and aesthetic experimentation." Featuring 123 artists from fifteen countries, the works in the exhibition often use the female body as a means of political and social critique and artistic expression. Much of the artwork, which includes paintings, sculptures, videos, and work in other mediums, was created under difficult and often oppressive political and social environments, and "complicated or compounded by the artists’ experiences as women." The exhibit is at Brooklyn Museum through July 22, 2018.