Curated by Vanessa Davidson, the exhibition will open in February at the Blanton Museum in Austin, following its debut in Phoenix. It is the first U.S. retrospective from Colombian artist Oscan Muñoz (b. 1951).
there was some speculation as to the potential impact of the Blanton exhibit Pop Crítico/Political Pop: Expressive Figuration in the Americas, 1960s-1980s (through Jan. 16), as well as a certain wariness when it comes to trying to parallel contemporary problems with art from the past.
“There are many Black people who feel like art is not their space…it’s been really great to have shows where people come who might not typically engage with the art. Where they can be seen in a special way.”