Aruba Photo Room at Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club

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The Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club in collaboration with the Art Museum of the Americas is delighted to announce the creation of Aruba Photo Room, taking place at the hotel starting on Thursday, October 24th, 2019. The space will feature contemporary photographers from countries members of the Organization of American States (OAS) as well as permanent observer states. The collection will be updated every three months and it will be free and open to the public.

The Art Museum of the Americas is proud to bring samples of its collection of contemporary photography to Oranjestad for the first time. The opening of the three-month series will kick off with Intimate Cartographies: An Approach to Interpersonal Relationships, an exhibition by outstanding artists from OAS member states Argentina, Chile, Mexico; and OAS permanent observer state Italy. The exhibition will be on view from Thursday, October 24th, 2019 until Thursday, January 17th, 2020.

The collection is curated by Fabian Gonçalves, exhibition coordinator of the Art Museum of the Americas since 1998, and curator of photography since 2005. He conceptualizes exhibitions to redefine the space and create a one-to-one encounter with the audience. Beyond a typical installation, the room becomes a communicative sensorial experience where the photographs are treated like graffiti, placed directly on the walls, without protection, frame, or insurance. Thus creating a sustainable and approachable way of presenting art.

The Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club will host an opening reception with light refreshments on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm.

The Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States is dedicated to Latin American and Caribbean contemporary art. It aims to highlight the four OAS pillars: democracy, human rights, security, and development; through the visual arts of its member and observer countries. The collaboration with the Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club will increase the outreach and message of the collection by bringing it to new audiences.q