Vitória Cribb, VIGILANTE_EXTENDED (video still), 2022. Film and digital installation; duration: 8 minutes, 44 seconds. © and courtesy Vitória Cribb.

Who tells a tale adds a tail

Latin America and contemporary art

Vitória Cribb, VIGILANTE_EXTENDED (video still), 2022. Film and digital installation; duration: 8 minutes, 44 seconds. © and courtesy Vitória Cribb.

Hulda Guzmán, wednesday morning, 2019. Acrylic gouache on canvas; 48 x 88½ in (121.9 × 224.8 cm). Collection of Gretchen and John Berggruen, San Francisco. Courtesy the artist, Alexander Berggruen, NY, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. © Hulda Guzmán.

Vitória Cribb, VIGILANTE_EXTENDED (video still), 2022. Film and digital installation; duration: 8 minutes, 44 seconds. © and courtesy Vitória Cribb.

Juan Pablo Garza, Llegarán a la puerta donde la luz se dobla, los arbustos siempre les recordarán (They will arrive at the door where the light bends, the bushes will always remember them) (partial installation view), 2022. Mixed media installation; variable dimensions. © and courtesy Juan Pablo Garza / Photo: Oriol Tarridas Photography.

Tessa Mars, Travelling root I, 2022. Acrylic paint on canvas; 74¾ × 74¾ in. (189.9 × 189.9 cm). © and courtesy Tessa Mars / Photo: Wouter Stelwagen.

Gabriela Pinilla, The Revenge of History (detail), 2022. Painted mural, illustrated books, and archival materials; variable dimensions. © and courtesy of Gabriela Pinilla.

Caleb Hahne Quintana, Genesis of Arcadia, 2022. Oil and acrylic paint on canvas; 72 in. × 144 in. (182.9 × 365.76 cm). © and courtesy Caleb Hahne Quintana.

Juan Fuentes, On the Dirt, Our Knees Tell Truths (detail), 2022. Mixed media installation with photographs and ephemera; variable dimensions. Work made in collaboration with Adrián Fuentes and Colby Deal. © and courtesy Juan Fuentes.

Seba Calfuqueo, NGÜRU KA WILLIÑ (FOX AND OTTER) (video still), 2022. 3D video animation; duration: 3 minutes. © and courtesy Seba Calfuqueo.

Claudia Martínez Garay, Ayataki (video still), 2022. Animation video and quadraphic sound installation, duration: 15 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and GRIMM, Amsterdam/New York. Produced and co-commissioned by Artpace San Antonio. © Claudia Martínez Garay.

Gabriel Chaile, Autorretrato (Self-Portrait) (detail), 2022. Adobe clay over metal armature; variable dimensions. Assistants: Joaquín Biglione, Juan Perdiguero, and Tomas Bargão. © and courtesy Gabriel Chaile.

Artist Interviews

Who tells a tale adds a tail: Latin America and contemporary art features the work of 19 artists with connections to South America. Learn more about each of the artists in a series of videos on the DAM's YouTube channel.

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Who tells a tale adds a tail: Latin America and contemporary art is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It is presented by the Birnbaum Social Discourse Project and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support is provided by donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the residents who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine and CBS4.