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Arte de las Américas / Art of the Americas

Pulso, ubicado entre The Fed Galleries de KCAD y Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), tiene sus raíces en la exploración de las formas en que los límites regionales afectan la percepción del arte. Anque los artistas que participan tienen sus origenes en Latino América esta presentación en colaboración esta libre de las limitaciones localistas permitiendo que la diversidad de los medios y los temas pongan en duda los pre-conceptos del arte contemporáneo mientras resfuerza y fortalece el diálogo entre los artistas locales en el contexto del mundo globalizado.

Spanning between The Fed Galleries at KCAD and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), Pulso is rooted in an exploration of the ways in which regional boundaries affect the perception of art. While the artists involved all have ties to Latin America, this collaborative exhibition frees itself from the confines of such labels by allowing the diversity of medium and subject matter to challenge cultural preconceptions of contemporary art and strengthen the dialogue among artists, both locally and globally.

Curatorial Statement

Pulso: Art of the Americas exemplifies a diverse group of artists who position themselves within the broadest developments of contemporary art.

All over the world, including in the United States, we still identify groups with color assignments, and the residue of colonial labels remains. The artists in this exhibition might identify themselves with one, many, or none of the labels assigned to them, like Latino, Mestizo, or American. They challenge the clichés surrounding the art of the Americas by exploring a wide range of media and themes.

It is impossible for an exhibition to represent the entire spectrum of art that exists in the Americas, let alone alleviate the underrepresentation of Latino art and artists in mainstream US exhibitions. However, the responsibility for exploring and assessing the complexities of Latino art belongs to the institutions whose missions are to educate, challenge and question contemporary art of the United States and the Americas.

Pulso is the continuous beat of the heart. The work of these artists represents the rhythm of their travels, pulsating with the life of the Americas. We invite viewers to engage in constructive dialogues with this immense array of talent, this art of the Americas.

Salvador Jiménez Flores
UICA Guest Curator
Community Arts Advocate
Kendall College of Art & Design

Pulso Events

Pulso Education Series

KCAD is featuring an education series during Pulso. Here is a list of events we have so far. If you are interested in bringing your class in for a tour of KCAD and UICA then click below for more details. Events will be held at KCAD's WNF building (17 Pearl) and UICA (2 Fulton West).
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013

Opening Reception

October 30 2013, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Information on the reception at KCAD
Information on the reception at UICA

Print Day

Print Day Schedule


Be sure to check out Beautiful Prison: World Premiere at UICA “Beautiful Prison” is a feature film focused around a brain damaged man, who after a violent accident has his intellect restored and gains a supernatural ability to control the happenings of his world. It is a genre-blending tale filled with romance, intrigue, comedy, and demons. Made by cinephiles for cinephiles. Friday, November 1, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
For more information about KCAD's galleries, visit kcad.edu/galleries.