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Across the world, human migration is a hotly contested issue rooted in longstanding histories of cultural displacement. MCA Collection works by Noe Martínez, Andrés Pereira Paz, and Nohemí Pérez explore the legacy of colonialism across Latin America. These artists interrogate contested sites—the Huasteca region in Mexico, the Andean regions of Peru and Bolivia, and the Catatumbo region in Colombia, respectively—where personal, social, and territorial dynamics shape identity. Together, the works construct a critical interpretation of displacement and migration in Latin America.
The exhibition is organized by José Esparza Chong Cuy, Former Pamela Alper Associate Curator, with Nina Wexelblatt, Curatorial Assistant. It is presented in the Turner Galleries on the museum's fourth floor.
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Image: Noe Martinez, Las cosas vividas antes de nacer (The Lived Things Before Being Born), 2017. 4K color video and stereo sound; Edition 1 of 3, 1 AP. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Fernando Yañez, 2018.36. Image courtesy of the artist and PARQUE Galería.