Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Common Grounds Common Grounds

Common Grounds

Manuel Mendoza Sánchez

Embajada San Juan, Puerto Rico 03/23/2019 – 05/25/2019

Common Grounds: the (Un)Translation of Culture How do you translate culture? Or, more precisely, is the translation of culture possible? If we stick to the etymological origin of the word, trans|late—the transfer of a thing from one place to another—the answer seems obvious. And the thing is, we have never had access to so much

Manuel Mendoza, Common Grounds (installation view), 2019. Image courtesy of Embajada Manuel Mendoza, Hierba mala nunca muere (Bad weed never dies), 2018. Concrete, inkjet printed images, water based paint, sealed with car resin. 11.5 x 13 inches. Image courtesy of Embajada Manuel Mendoza, Common Grounds (installation view), 2019. Image courtesy of Embajada Common Grounds: the (Un)Translation of Culture

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PM

Curated by Christopher Rivera

Embajada San Juan, Puerto Rico 01/27/2018 – 03/17/2018

PM POST-MARIA PRETTY-MUCH PARTICULAR-MATTER POST-MATERIAL POST-MORTEM POST-MELANCOLIA POST-MERIDIEM PAST-MORNING PHASE-MODULATION PRICE-MATCH PURE-MATH PROJECT-MISSION PROTOTYPE-MODEL POST-MASTER PAY-MASTER POST-MODERNIST PRODUCT-MANAGER POCKET-MONSTER PUSH-MONEY PERPETUAL-MOTION POLICE-MAGISTRATE POLICE-MISCONDUCT PURPOSE-MADE PUSH-ME PHONE-ME PERFORMANCE-MEASUREMENT PRIVATE-MESSAGE PHYSICAL-MEDIUM PERMANENT-MEMORY PRINTED-MATTER POPULAR-MECHANICS POWER-MODULE Artists: Rebecca Adorno, Amara Abdal Figueroa, Radamés Juni Figueroa, Frances Gallardo, Daniel Lind Ramos, Natalia Martínez, Manuel Mendoza, Joel Yoyo Rodriguez, Lorraine Rodriguez,

Gabriella Torres Ferrer, Valora tu mentira americana, 2018. Dimensions variable. Photo courtesy: Raquel Pérez Puig Yiyo Tirado, Sin fín, 2018. Plastic gasoline tanks and metal electrical wire, 90 x 9.5 x 121 inches. Photo courtesy: Raquel Pérez Puig Radamés Juni Figueroa, Natalia Martínez, PM, Installation view, 2018. Photo courtesy: Raquel Pérez Puig PM POST-MARÍA POR-MUCHO PARTICULAR-MATERIA POST-MATERIAL