Apr 6th 2023

Amuleto is a collaboration between the independent art spaces The Franklin, Mayfield, and Hyde Park Art Center to present artwork by artists that address the ideas of the amulet/amuleto: portable objects that are attributed to magical, emotional, or sentimental value. Civilizations have believed in the energy of amulets going all the way back to ancient times. These talismans are often worn to aid or protect their wearer or given a spiritual significance that varies from person to person and is symbolically compared to armor. How do contemporary artists incorporate the alchemy of artifacts in their work?

This exhibition concept originated from the artists Edra Soto, Madeleine Aguilar, and Alberto Aguilar in relation to their own art practices and how they consider found, personal objects to be infused with power from memories generated from the object’s history of use or existence. The exhibition will take place in three companion shows spread throughout the three venues in the spring/summer of 2023 and run simultaneously at the Art Center with the solo exhibition Destination/El Destino: A decade of Graft by Edra Soto.

Featured Artists

Nelly Agassi, Selva Aparicio Aparicio, Jess Bass, Cecilia Beaven, Whitney Bradshaw, Maria Burundarena, Liz Chilsen, Alex Chitty, Michelle Chun, Jessee Rose Crane, Sofía Fernández Díaz, Jim Duignan, Juan Baños Fonseca, Lin Foust, Krista Franklin, Dianna Frid, Diana Gabriel, Noel Garcia, Erin Hayden, Lesley Jackson, kg, Janhavi Khemka, Nazafarin Lotfi, Saranoa Mark, Devin T Mays, Joseph Josué Mora, Margarita Moreno, Jonas Mikosch Mueller-Ahlheim, Sarah Nishura, Melissa Oresky, Kenny De La Peña, John Preus, Ndivhuho Rasengani, Monica Rezman, Jeff Robinson, Bun Stout, Lan Tuazon, Frank Vega, Natalia Villanueva, Kushala Vora, Erin Washington, Oli Watt, Rhonda Wheatley, Dennissa Young, and Rodrigo Lara Zendejas.

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