The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR) presents […]ENTREFORMAS, a new exhibition organized by guest curator Abdiel D. Segarra Ríos. It will be on view from Sunday, March 29 through August 2021. The exhibition is the result of ongoing research that proposes a new survey of Puerto Rican art based on works in which the language of Abstraction prevails, and a non-linear dialogue between Puerto Rican artists who live on the island, those who live in the diaspora, and artists who come from other countries and have worked in Puerto Rico. The intersections that occur as part of this exchange invite new readings of the relations that exist between Abstract art and the historical and social experience in Puerto Rico and to rethink the historiographic narratives of Puerto Rican art.
In Puerto Rico, the Abstraction emerged during the 1950s due to the influence of foreign artists who came to the island and the dialogues initiated by the growing migration of Puerto Ricans to the U.S. mainland, Spain, and México. During the 1960s and 1970s, approaches to Abstraction multiplies, creating a varied repertory of idioms in which difference and the critical analysis of art itself was a central concern.
Through the years, many historians and academics considered Abstract Art to be inappropriate with respect to the political agendas which the artist in Puerto Rico should be committed; that is, art in Puerto Rico, according to these professionals, be an art of social commitment characterized by figuration and the exaltation and defense of Puerto Rican identity.
[…]ENTREFORMAS is possible thanks to the collaboration of the artists, collectors, and public and private institutions institutions who lended artworks from their collections. Also is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Comisión Especial Conjunta de Fondos Legislativos para Impacto Comunitario (CECFL).
Artists: Olga Albizu, Andrea Alegría, Zuleyka Alejandro, Eli Barreto, Tony Bechara, Tari Beroszi, Roberto Bonilla Ryan, Javier Bosques, Osvaldo Budet, Verónica Cabrera, Paul Camacho, Amanda Carmona Bosch, Wilfredo Chiesa, Nayda Collazo Llorens, José "Tony" Cruz, Lope Max Díaz, División de Diseño, Rafael Ferrer, Edgardo Franceschi, Frances Gallardo, Luis Hernández Cruz, Vanessa Hernández Gracia, Karlo Andrei Ibarra, Carlos Irizarry, Marcos Irizarry, Ivelisse Jiménez, Edgardo Larregui, Evelyn López de Guzmán, Domingo López, Ulrik López, Héctor Madera, Sofía Maldonado, Yuiza Turey Martínez, Melvin Martínez, Natalia Martínez, Rafael J. Miranda, Antonio Navia, Jesús “Bubu” Negrón, Nora Maité Nieves, María de Mater O'Neill, Livia Ortiz, Ángel Otero, Paulina Pagán Picó, Marili Pizarro, Melissa Raymond & René Sandín, Estefanía Rivera, Elizabeth Robles, Guillermo Rodríguez, Julio Rosado del Valle, Chemi Rosado Seijo, Noemí Ruiz, Diane Sánchez, Zilia Sánchez, Alexandra Santos Ocasio, Kristine Serviá, Chaveli Sifre, María Emilia Somoza, Awilda Sterling-Duprey, Julio Suárez, Roberto "Yiyo" Tirado, Adán Vallecillo, Sebastián Vallejo, Ángel Rafael Vázquez Concepción and Rafael Vega.
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