Crossing Borders: Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Cuban-born Felix Gonzalez-Torres first came to New York in 1979 as a student, and he continued to live in the US until his untimely death from AIDS in Miami in 1996. He became known for a poetic brand of Conceptual art-making that confronted themes of queerness and mourning in the era of the AIDS crisis. Learn about Gonzalez-Torres and other immigrant artists: mo.ma/crossingborders.
Our digital exhibition “Crossing Borders,” presented as part of our #CitizensBorders initiative, showcases works from MoMA’s collection by artists who immigrated to the U.S., often as refugees in search of safe haven. Explore all the works at mo.ma/crossingborders.
[Felix Gonzalez-Torres (b. Cuba. 1957–1996). “Untitled” (Perfect Lovers). c. 1991. Gift of the Dannheisser Foundation. © 2017 The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York]