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A Natural Turn

A Natural Turn

In Chicago, at DePaul Art Museum, “A Natural Turn” features the works of four artists living in the Americas: María Berrío, Joiri Minaya, Rosana Paulino and Kelly Sinnapah Mary.

Traditional surrealism is often associated with male artists from Western Europe. Though it often relied on narrow, patriarchal views about gender and sexuality, surrealism still presents itself as a useful and radical strategy for contemporary artists.

Within “A Natural Turn,” these artists question Western and Eurocentric standards of beauty, femininity, and womanhood by reimagining the surreal. They create imaginary journeys around the metamorphoses of the body and redefine what it means to be human.

“A Natural Turn: María Berrío, Joiri Minaya, Rosana Paulino and Kelly Sinnapah Mary” opened Sep. 8, 2022, and will be on view through Feb. 19, 2023.

The museum is open five days a week. However, on Wednesdays and Thursdays it keeps its doors open until 7 p.m. That’s something for those who work by day or emerge at night.


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