Archive for the 'Events' Category

Trópico Abierto: Gran Bienal Tropical

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Guillermo Rodriguez

Saturday, December 10th La Loseta, a year-long exhibition program initiated by artist Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, closed its exhibition cycle with Tropico Abierto, Gran Bienal Tropical, a project curated by London-based curator Pablo León de la Barra. Transforming the conventional sterile white cube into a jungle ‘green cube,’ de la Barra and friends staged a series of works and interventions at the beach in Piñones (Puerto Rico) and the area surrounding Kiosko La Comai; a typical beach front kiosque serving local food and drinks.[...]

Santurce es Ley 2

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Video installation by DaWire. From left, Jason Mena, Disorder and Confusion, Ivan Argote, Retouch, Aggtelek, 2do  Ensayo Escultórico

The second edition of Santurce es Ley, an independent union of galleries and artists, boasted more than 7 galleries/projects and over 60 participating artists. This time around, the roster of participating galleries and projects included 787Studios,, Galería Yemayá, Osviarte, San Juan Street Art, La15, Galería Petrus and Bicijangueo, among others.[...]

Total Intervention in Santurce

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Following the success of Santurce es Ley, an independent union of art galleries that created quite a buzz for the area of Santurce to become (once again) the hub of the contemporary art scene in Puerto Rico, MIA Projects will be taking over an abandoned gas station in Santurce in Total Intervention; a one night only art happening that is meant to revitalize this once sought after art district. According to MIA (Missing in Action) founder and Creative Director, Margarita Alvarez, this will be the first of a series of pop-up galleries created by MIA Projects.[...]

Mercosul Biennial announces Chief Curator for 8th edition

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Colombian curator José Roca will be the Chief Curator for the 8th Mercosul Biennial to take place in 2011 in Porto Alegre, Brazil between the months of September and November. Since its inception in 1994, the Mercosul Biennial has focused on Latin American artistic production without forgetting the importance of maintaining an international scope. According to Roca, “If we understand the Biennial as a project of long-term cultural policy, it is logical that its positioning strategy so far has been from the outside in. Since we have reached this international positioning, we are at the right moment to intensify relations with local production, particularly the Brazilian one, Rio Grande do Sul and Porto Alegre.”[...]

Sound Art Summit in San Juan – FAS 2010

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Swiss-Puerto Rican curator and cultural producer Lisa Ladner, founder of the online database for Puerto Rican artists El Status, has undertaken the monumental task of producing and maintaining the first Sound Art Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico giving much needed visibility to a genre often overlooked in art fairs and cultural institutions. According to Ladner, “there are only about 40 Puerto Rican (or Puerto Rico based) visual or plastic artists who dedicate themselves - none of them exclusively but many of them continuously - to producing sound art.”[...]

Santurce es Ley!

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Santurce es Ley, an independent union of galleries and artists, inaugurated last Thursday the first of what’s to become a series of art events in Santurce (Puerto Rico) meant to revitalize and reactivate the local artistic community.[...]

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