Spotlight: A New Seoul Exhibition Brings Together Titans of Latin American Art, Including Works by Wifredo Lam, Carmen Herrera, and Hélio Oiticica

"Latind in Seoul" brings together multi-generational artists and examines their work from an Eastern perspective.

Carmen Herrera, Encuentro(2011). © Carmen Herrera. Courtesy of the artist and Lisson Gallery.

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What You Need to Know: Founded in early 2023, consulting firm TCC Ltd. is now presenting its inaugural exhibition, “Latind in Seoul,” an exhibition exploring the art and artists of the Latin Diaspora through an Asian perspective. Featuring 13 cross-generational artists—from emerging to well-established—“Latind in Seoul” examines both the unique and universal elements of this distinct and important collection of Latin artists’ practices. On view through September 24, 2023, the show is comprised of three thematic parts, offering visitors a narrative and largely chronological journey. The first section presents influential, older-generation artists, such as Wilfredo Lam, Carmen Herrera, and Hélio Oticica, and examines the way they and their work were revolutionary to the art historical canon. Part two of the exhibition, titled “Fragments of Change and Memory” brings to light newer artists within the scene who are carrying on the tradition of revolutionizing traditional modes of art. The third and largest section, “Exploring Identity through Allegorical Realities,” brings together a diverse collection of works to illustrate the ever-expanding landscape of art-making, and contextualizes contemporary Latin artists’ intersections with Asian art and culture.

Why We Like It: The premiere exhibition of TCC Ltd. at Eugene D Lab is a captivating introduction to the company’s projects, promising new perspectives on and intriguing dialogues with international contemporary art—against the backdrop of South Korea. Bringing the work of Latin diasporic artists together in “Latind in Seoul” offers a novel vantage into the work of both recognized masters and new voices and posits that their influence and inspiration are ultimately boundaryless. Acknowledging the inherent diversity—culturally and ethnically—of the artists represented, and juxtaposing their work, allows for new lines of inquiry into ideas around culture, Western canon, and the future of contemporary art. The material and stylistic diversity of the works results in a dynamic and gratifying viewing experience, and an opportunity to discover something new and personally resonant.

According to TCC: “Recognizing the evolving fabric of our cities and societies, TCC acknowledges that this exhibition is but a catalyst for a profound dialogue. Far from a closed chapter, it invites an ongoing discourse on the complex and multifaceted experience of Latin Diaspora. As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, embracing a multitude of cultures, races, and perspectives, this exhibition emerges as a beacon of understanding. In its embrace of diversity, ‘Latind in Seoul’ underscores the significance of cultivating an open and receptive mindset, fostering deeper connections among global citizens.”

See featured works from the exhibition below.

Gala Porras-Kim, Kismet Futures (25-36) (2022). Photo: Paul Salveson. © Gala Porras-Kim. Courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles/Mexico City.

Angel Otero, Organic Summer (2022). © Angel Otero. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

Oscar Oiwa, My studio in New York, Long Island City (2021). © Oscar Oiwa. Courtesy of the artist and Keumsan Gallery.

Danielle De Jesus, Bushwick Vejigantes (2022). © Danielle De Jesus.

Askuka Anastacia Ogawa, Foot bath (2019–2020). Photo: Yusuke Nishimura. © Asuka Anastacia Ogawa. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Po, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo.

Latind in Seoul” is on view at TCC, Korea, through September 24, 2023.


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