José Leonilson: Empty Man

Exhibition Website

Sep 27 2017 - Feb 3 2018

Americas Society

New York City, NY

This Fall, Americas Society will present Leonilson, the first U.S. solo exhibition of this key Brazilian artist. Focusing on Leonilson’s production as a mature artist, the show will feature approximately fifty paintings, drawings, and intimate embroideries made between the mid-1980s until 1993, when the artist died of AIDS. This short yet prolific period showcases the artist’s fully developed language, connecting Leonilson’s oeuvre with contemporary art practices, Brazilian vernacular traditions, and global issues prompted by the AIDS crisis

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

  • Various Media
  • Latin American
  • 20th Century
  • José Leonilson

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