El Museo del Barrio’s Worthy New Triennial Defines Latinx Art Through a Common Struggle

In a new format called La Trienal, El Museo del Barrio’s survey of contemporary Latinx art “Estamos Bien” asserts that Latinx art is defined by a confrontation to systems of power. Bringing together a collection of works from intergenerational artists without a history of exhibiting at the museum (save for one, Candida Alvarez), curators Susanna V. Temkin, Rodrigo Moura, and guest curator Elia Alba argue that while there is no singular form or aesthetic to Latinx art, it is intrinsically tied to social critique. The show gathers works by 42 living artists and collectives spread over eight gallery spaces including the entryway and a brand new gallery. These artists outline the resilience in Latinx culture, reclaim lost histories, elevate the

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