The Drawing Center, New York
Curated by Rosario Güiraldes
We are pleased to announce the opening of a major survey exhibition devoted to the work of Fernanda Laguna (b. 1972, Buenos Aires), who since the mid-1990s charted her own artistic path, making artworks through a feminist lens and with a distinct visual style. Fernanda Laguna: The Path of the Heart features seventy works spanning her entire career. Highlighting Laguna’s understanding of art as a language that communicates emotions, The Path of the Heart will foreground the role of drawing in an oeuvre that includes Laguna’s work as a visual artist, and also as a writer, curator, activist, and cultural agitator. Fundamental to Laguna’s multifaceted practice is the sharing of emotional bonds and the cultivation of community. Laguna has defined an aesthetic of the periphery through the choice of everyday materials combined with a raw sensibility.
Since the turn of the century, Laguna has initiated projects that connect art and community, including the widely influential Belleza y Felicidad (Beauty and Happiness), an art gallery and DIY publishing space that was the meeting ground for Buenos Aires’ artistic community. Her collective initiatives will be highlighted in The Drawing Center’s lower level gallery, where the artist will install a site-specific archive of hand-drawn murals, ephemera, photos, objects and booklets that chronicles her collective practice and activism including Belleza y Felicidad; her social practice in the marginalized community of Villa Fiorito as well as High on the Tide, a project made in collaboration with Cecilia Palmeiro which records the feminist movement in Argentina in recent years.
The exhibition can be visited from March 10th through May 22nd.
More information at drawingcenter.org