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Human Landscapes Opening Reception

  • Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States 201 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20006 United States (map)
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The Organization of American States (OAS) AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the OAS and the Embassy of Argentina in the United States, present Human Landscapes, an exhibition of photography and video curated by Andrés Duprat, Director of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires. The exhibition’s featured artists are Luis Abadi (b. 1975), Florencia Blanco (b. 1971), Eugenia Calvo (b. 1976), Alejandro Chaskielberg (b. 1977), Guido Yannitto (b. 1981), Laura Glusman (b. 1971), Nicolás Janowski (b. 1980), Gonzalo Maggi (b. 1984), Paola Sferco (b. 1974), and Rosana Schoijett (b. 1969).

For Duprat, the exhibition presents a multifaceted approach to diverse and idiosyncratic aspects of Argentina’s geography, though the eyes of contemporary photographers. The work is hardly homogenous, but an attempt to highlight complex issues through a wide range of aesthetics. Some threads that do coalesce this broad tapestry of works are the human footprints left on the land from urban centers Buenos Aires and Salta as well as islands along the Paraná River, population interactions between indigenous and other Argentina people and tourists, as well as the artists’ personal lives. The work is uniquely Argentine and unsurprisingly universal in its themes and portrayals of our world and landscapes, our concerns and obsessions, our interests and searches.  

Human Landscapes is part of AMA’s exhibitions program showcasing contemporary artists of OAS member countries. AMA is part of the OAS’s Secretariat for Hemispheric Affairs, and its work is based on the principle that the arts are transformative for individuals and communities, as visual components reflecting the four pillars of the OAS: democracy, human rights, security and development.  

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Accessibility: AMA’s first floor is wheelchair accessible by a ramp that our security officers install per use, at the back entrance to the museum. There is a gravel pathway leading to the back entrance. There is one half-step leading from the first room into the first-floor galleries. There is a flight of winding stairs leading to the museum’s second floor. Restrooms are located on the second floor. For more information on accessibility, please contact 202 370 0147 or artmus@oas.org