Curated by Estrellita B. Brodsky with Raúl Martínez
September 9 to December 10, 2023
Morgan Anderson Gallery
Antonio Caro, Colombia, 1977, screen print on canvas, courtesy the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), New York
Purple Haze: Art and Drugs Across the Americas explores the representation of drugs in the media and public imagination. Organized by guest curator and scholar Estrellita B. Brodsky, the exhibition brings together works by more than 20 international artists from the 1960s to the present, as well a selection of pre-Hispanic objects associated with the use of drugs. Borrowing its title from Jimi Hendrix’s iconic song and the legendary strain of marijuana, Purple Haze examines the Americas’ conflicted relationship with drugs as well as their impact on social, political, and economic relations throughout the two continents.