María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Red Composition, from the series Los Caminos, 1997 / Courtesy of the artist
María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold
Sep 15, 2023 – Jan 14, 2024
Brooklyn Museum
New York, USA

María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold is a monographic exhibition of a visionary voice in photography, immersive installation, painting, and performance. Spanning nearly four decades of visually engaging artworks, the exhibition explores Campos-Pons’s prescient and sensorial work – transporting viewers across geographies, mediums, and spiritual practices. In her explorations of migration, diaspora, and memory, Campos-Pons draws from her family story to examine the global histories of enslavement, indentured labor, motherhood, and migration.

The first multimedia survey of the artist’s work since 2007, Behold highlights the artist’s dedication to creating new modes of understanding, as well as her engagement with interconnected historical and present-day challenges. These themes are examined through Campos-Pons’s performance-based practice and centering of Yoruba-derived Santería symbolism, as well as her work with communities in Boston, Cuba, Italy, and Nashville (her current residence).

María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and the J. Paul Getty Museum. The exhibition is curated by Carmen Hermo, Associate Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Mazie Harris, Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum, with Jenée-Daria Strand, former Curatorial Associate, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Major support for this exhibition is provided by the Brooklyn Museum’s Contemporary Art Committee, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, and by Rishabh and Lopa Mehrotra. Generous support for this exhibition is provided by Debbie and Mitchell Rechler, Jodi and Hal Hess, and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Museum Educational Trust. Additional support is provided by Phyllis Rappaport, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Estrellita B. and Daniel Brodsky, Jorge M. and Darlene Pérez, Amitha Raman, and June Michel McCormack.

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