Collective exhibition, until November 10th 2012.

Concrete Illusions: Public & Private Spaces in Puerto Rico / Explorando las dimensiones urbanas del Caribe is an exhibition curated by the two Puerto Rican artists Norma Vila Rivero and Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez.

It is the first time that the art collection of José Hernández Castrodad is presented in theUSA. The two curators chose to show the “provocative” artworks of twenty Puerto Rican artists. 

Norma Vila Rivero, Paraiso Perdido (La Tierruca), 2007 © LA GALERÍA / Villa Victoria Center for the Arts

Norma Vila Rivero, Paraiso Perdido (La Tierruca), 2007 © LA GALERÍA / Villa Victoria Center for the Arts

The presented pieces explore theCaribbeanurban space (public or private), from a physical, sociological, personal or psychological point of view. The city and the urban planning indeed have important effects on the individual, society and the environment through urbanism mistakes and the interweaving of personal individual narratives with the collective ones in a changing urban space.

 

On Friday October 19th 2012 a debate will be held with some of the artists.

The collection of José Hernández Castrodad is crucial for the develoment of contemporary Puerto Rican art, since he has been giving constant support to artits of the country. Furthermore, he is the founder of the cultural spaces Metro: plataformaorganizada and Area Lugar de Proyectos.

Omar Velazquez, Sin título, 2008 © LA GALERÍA / Villa Victoria Center for the Arts

Omar Velazquez, Sin título, 2008 © LA GALERÍA / Villa Victoria Center for the Arts

Participating artists  : Karlo Andrei Ibarra, Rogelio Báez, Jesus ‘Bubu’ Negrón, Michelle Gratacos, Radamés ‘Juni’ Figueroa, Edgardo Larregui, Michael Linares, Sofía Maldonado, Carlos Marcial, Josué Pellot, Raquel Quijano, José Quique Rivera, Quintín Rivera Toro, Aby Ruiz, Garvin Sierra, Renier Torres, Sebastian Vallejo, Omar Velázquez and Norma Vila Rivero.

 

La Galería, in the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 W. Newton St., Boston, USA.

Exhibition on view from Thursday to Friday, from 3 p.m.to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, from 1 p.m.to 4 p.m., from September 28th to November 10th 2012.

For more information, please contact : Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez, curator and manager at LA GALERÍA in the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts. avrodriguez@iba-etc.org

 

Headline picture’s credits :  Josué Pellot, Dama a Cabalo, 2009-2010 © LA GALERÍA / Villa Victoria Center for the Arts