Interconnections: Curatorial Readings of the MAPR Collection

January 2, 2017 - June 24, 2018 General Public Exhibition
  • 4to Piso
  • De aquí y de allá: el sincretismo cultural puertorriqueño, MOVA Gallery (4to Piso)
  • From Here and There: Puerto Rican Cultural Syncretism (MOVA Gallery, 4th Floor)
  • Body Language: Metaphoric and Literal (Ana G. Méndez Gallery, 4th Floor)
  • Memories of Two Islands: The Artisan from Loiza and the Barbershop in New York City (Gallery IX, 4th Floor)
  • El arte conceptual y la creación colectiva: Proyecto Saqueos: antología de proyección cultural, 4to Piso
  • Conceptual Art and Collective Creation: Project Lootings: An Anthology of Cultural Production (Cooperativa de Seguros de Vida (COSVI de PR) Gallery, 4th Floor)
  • Vanity and Grief: Contemporary Allegories of Transitoriness (Gallery XIV, 4th Floor)
  • Between Two Distances: Contemporary Interpretations of the Diaspora (Gallery XV, 4th Floor)
  • Videoart: The Changing Medium (Department of Economic Development and Commerce/Tourism Company Gallery, 4th Floor)
  • The European Influence on Local Painting: Lessons and Reactions (Macy's Gallery, 3rd Floor)
  • An Exchange of Gazes: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits Through Time (Gallery VIII, 3rd Floor)
  • Education, Culture, and Politics: Poster Art in Puerto Rico (Francisco Carvajal Foundation Gallery, 3rd Floor)
  • Continuity in the Graphic Arts (AT&T Mobility Gallery, 3rd Floor)
  • Continuity in the Graphic Arts (AT&T Mobility Gallery, 3rd Floor)
  • Graceful Oscillations: Thematic Extremes in Visual Representation (Gallery I, 3rd Floor)
  • Interconexiones Gallery (Vicente Suárez Álvarez Gallery, 3rd Floor)
  • 4to Piso
  • De aquí y de allá: el sincretismo cultural puertorriqueño, MOVA Gallery (4to Piso)
  • From Here and There: Puerto Rican Cultural Syncretism (MOVA Gallery, 4th Floor)
  • Body Language: Metaphoric and Literal (Ana G. Méndez Gallery, 4th Floor)
  • Memories of Two Islands: The Artisan from Loiza and the Barbershop in New York City (Gallery IX, 4th Floor)
  • El arte conceptual y la creación colectiva: Proyecto Saqueos: antología de proyección cultural, 4to Piso
  • Conceptual Art and Collective Creation: Project Lootings: An Anthology of Cultural Production (Cooperativa de Seguros de Vida (COSVI de PR) Gallery, 4th Floor)
  • Vanity and Grief: Contemporary Allegories of Transitoriness (Gallery XIV, 4th Floor)
  • Between Two Distances: Contemporary Interpretations of the Diaspora (Gallery XV, 4th Floor)
  • Videoart: The Changing Medium (Department of Economic Development and Commerce/Tourism Company Gallery, 4th Floor)
  • The European Influence on Local Painting: Lessons and Reactions (Macy's Gallery, 3rd Floor)
  • An Exchange of Gazes: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits Through Time (Gallery VIII, 3rd Floor)
  • Education, Culture, and Politics: Poster Art in Puerto Rico (Francisco Carvajal Foundation Gallery, 3rd Floor)
  • Continuity in the Graphic Arts (AT&T Mobility Gallery, 3rd Floor)
  • Continuity in the Graphic Arts (AT&T Mobility Gallery, 3rd Floor)
  • Graceful Oscillations: Thematic Extremes in Visual Representation (Gallery I, 3rd Floor)
  • Interconexiones Gallery (Vicente Suárez Álvarez Gallery, 3rd Floor)

Interconnections: Curatorial Readings of the MAPR Collection is the result of an interpretation of the intrinsic potentialities of the collection in search of new perspectives for the study of Puerto Rican art. Its plural and open character responds to a contemporary curatorial approximation, one that favors the particular over dogmatic totalizations. The constellations of meaning suggested can be expanded upon and even substituted with others without losing validity.

Interconnections is a thematic exhibition, or better stated, an exhibition with many themes, since the display in each of the halls could stand independently. In each gallery the exhibited works set out formal and conceptual confrontations and analogies without losing sight of aspects related with the socio-political and cultural contexts in which they were created.

Extract of the curatorial essay by Juan Carlos López Quintero, MAPR Curator