Individual exhibitions, until the end of June 2012.
A political reflection on power and its hierarchy, its organization and its abuses is at the core of the Desaforados project by Norma Vila Rivero. Through several artworks created in 2012 (from objects to installations and ready-mades), the artist ponders on the relationship between the rulers and the ruled, and on the strategies put into place by the individuals to resist the domination and the excessive abuse of power of the ones who own the power. Demonstrations, riots are some of the techniques to oppose the power of those who stand at the highest ranks. Still, what can we do against the denial of justice, the corruption, the sentences that are not completed, and the impunity granted to the rulers? This endless question does not only concern one country but on the contrary concerns the whole of our leaders and is the key theme of the artworks presented by Norma Vila Rivero.
The metallic sculptures by Javier Bosques, were created from iron wire fences, and respond to the social worries of Norma Vila but at another level. Javier Bosques starts from small objects and sculptures that are reminiscent of the private sphere, the houses and their protections and of a place that is emblematic of the “domesticity socially and locally connoted” and uses them to question the collective insecurity.
Or, he rather questions the paranoia that is linked to the latter and the “verticality of private property” that insecurity induces (walls built higher and higher, wire fences, fences). The artist explains that these “ornamental divisions of space are an element that influences the way the Puerto Rican community understands and applies the concepts of property and home”.
Metro: plataformaorganizada, Calle O’Neil # 174, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.
Appointments are to be made to see the exhibition, either by phone 787-607-7151, or by email at email@example.com from May 25 to end of June, 2012.
Headline picture’s credits : Norma Vila Rivero, Los Nueve © Metro: plataformaorganizada