This year's Whitney Biennial lands at a controversial time in the US. Occupy Museums, a group borne out of the Occupy Wall Street decided to focus on debt as a theme this biennial. They had a call for Debt Fair art submissions that culminated in choosing 30 artists to exhibit at the Whitney Biennial. Included in their debt theme was a special call for Puerto Rican artists affected by the Puerto Rican debt crisis. The selected artists were:
Norma Vila Rivero
Nibia Pastrana Santiago
Group Show- 35 Puerto Rican contemporary artists will be showing their pieces in The Gallery, located at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. The opening of the exhibition is Friday, September 23 at 6:00 pm.
In collaboration with Galería Yemayá, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts present works by 35 Puerto Rican contemporary artists exploring portability through painting, sculpture, photography and video.
Guest Curator: Beto Torrens. Artists: Aby Ruiz, Abey Charrón, Admín Torres, Alberto Mier, Anabel Vázquez, Aslan, Alexis Bousquet, Bobby Cruz, Beto Torrens, Celso González, Chemi Rosado Seijo, Gerardo Cloquell, Elsa Meléndez, Edgardo Larregui, Héctor Rafael, Iván Girona, Ismo, Jorge Rito Cordero, Jason Mena, Joelly Rodríguez, Juan Negroni, Karlo Ibarra, Norma Vila Rivero, Nina Méndez Martí, Nepo, Manuel Rodríguez, Myritza Castillo, La Pandilla, Omar Velázquez, Omar Banuchi, Omar Obdulio, Quique Rivera Rivera, Vincent Diaz Negron, Yolanda Velázquez, and Zinthia Vázquez Viera.
Art in the middle: 35 years of photography in Puerto Rico is a panoramic display where, through some 130 works exploring the artistic development of photography in our island since Ramón Aboy to the Facebook generation and how they have dedicated themselves to break the mold .
This exhibition will allow you to tour over 35 years of artistic photography in Puerto Rico. You will appreciate the vision, aesthetics, experimentation and aesthetic and political commitment of the photographers who are dedicated to this art.
What began in 1977 as the National Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture is now the National Art Show. A project that has been known for presenting the best of current affairs in the arts.
In previous editions the selection of works was the responsibility of a group of professionals that made up the jury who, under the strictest criteria evaluated and selected the works and proposals submitted by local artists through open tender. On this occasion, the sample stands out as a curatorial and research devoted to a single medium, photography.
Under the curatorial approach of Dr. Mercedes Trelles Hernández, comes this extensive exhibition devoted to one of the most neglected artistic media for academic study
On the shore - 9 September - 1 October 2011
Open: Wed - Fri 10 - 12 and 14 - 18 clock / Sat 10-16 clock
Selected works by Momar Seck, Nadja Athanasiou, Rittiner & Gomez, Norma Vila Rivero, Carola Cintrón Moscoso and Richard Zangger, combined with idiosyncratic Shoowa-Webmatten, luminous fishing nets and Adele Bachmann's thematic residential island.
All works have a tactile quality, which opens only when you visit the exhibition!