Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Resistir el paraíso

Resistir el paraíso

Curaduría por Marina Reyes Franco

:Pública San Juan, Puerto Rico 06/09/2019 – 07/06/2019

Resisting Paradise is an exhibition featuring Jamaican and Dominican artists creating work at the intersections of tourism, sexuality, gender, environmental concern, music, and the internet. The exhibition consists of existing and commissioned work resulting from an examination of preconceived notions of paradise, and tourism as a new means of colonization. Through their work in painting, photography,

Resisting Paradise (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of apexart Joiri Minaya, Siboney, 2014, Video, 10 min (still). Image courtesy of apexart Joiri Minaya, Siboney, 2014, Video, 10 min (still). Image courtesy of apexart Resistir el paraíso es una exhibición con artistas de Jamaica y la República Dominicana haciendo trabajo sobre la intersección del turismo, sexualidad, género,

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

I’m Not Drunk I’m Not Drunk

I’m Not Drunk

Curaduría por Radamés “Juni” Figueroa

km 0.2 San Juan, Puerto Rico 03/28/2019 – 05/16/2019

I’m not drunk es un proyecto curado por Radamés Juni Figueroa para km 0.2. El proyecto retoma una iniciativa hecha por el artista desde al año 2011 titulada La Loseta. La Loseta fue una plataforma expositiva que albergó un total de 12 exhibiciones y varios eventos durante el 2011. La idea primordial de este proyecto

Chloe Wilcox, HA! HA! HA! (2019). Medio mixto. Imagen cortesía de km 0.2 Cristina Tufiño, Dos de hamburger (2019). Yeso. Imagen cortesía de km 0.2 Carolina Caycedo, Lolita Lebron (2018). Tinta sobre papel; Monica Rodríguez, Arsenal rodante (2014). Madera de flor de maga; Carolina Caycedo, Iris Chacon (2018). Tinta sobre papel. Imagen cortesía de km 2.0

Sobre la importancia de perderlo todo Sobre la importancia de perderlo todo

Sobre la importancia de perderlo todo

Walter Fernández

km 0.2 San Juan, Puerto Rico 01/31/2019 – 03/14/2019

Km 0.2 presenta la exhibición individual del artista Walter Fernández titulada Sobre la importancia de perderlo todo. El artista y músico que también es co-fundador del Club del turro, (una iniciativa agro-ecológica con miras a reactivar la industria del tabaco en Puerto Rico desde la autogestión) se nutre de experiencias vividas en los últimos años

Walter Fernández, Sin título (2018). Batería y planta de tabaco. Imagen cortesía de KM 0.2 Walter Fernández, Espiritus e intenciones (2017). acrílico sobre canvas. Imagen cortesía de KM 0.2 Walter Fernández, Neojibairo (2017), acrílico sobre canvas y Sin título (2018), batería y planta de tabaco. Imagen cortesía de KM 0.2 Km 0.2 presenta la exhibición individual del artista Walter Fernández

Topologies of Excess: A Survey of Contemporary Practices from Puerto Rico Topologies of Excess: A Survey of Contemporary Practices from Puerto Rico

Topologies of Excess: A Survey of Contemporary Practices from Puerto Rico

Curated by Mariola Rosario and Emma Saperstein

Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery, Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, California, USA 01/31/2019 – 02/27/2019

“Here, however, we cannot avoid the tide. The island is tidal. The tide enjoys control, arguably more than the people she surrounds. You can only get on and off when the water lets you. The tide can physically stop you.” —Julie Crawshaw and Menelaos Gkartzios, The way art works: descriptions of community governance Ex·cess: the state

Installation view, Topologies of Excess: A Survey of Contemporary Practices from Puerto Rico at Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery, Cuesta College, California, 2019. Image courtesy of the artists Installation view, Topologies of Excess: A Survey of Contemporary Practices from Puerto Rico at Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery, Cuesta College, California, 2019. Image courtesy of the artists Installation

FUF (Fuck U Forever)

FUF (Fuck U Forever)

Gabriella Torres Ferrer

Embajada San Juan, Puerto Rico 10/13/2018 – 12/02/2018

Symbolic Art for a Symbolic Country This exhibition reveals slices of the experience of modern life, political archaeology, and the psycho-political landscape of Puerto Rico. FUF also explores the idea of a collective and transgressive search that calls into question structures of power and the means of production and exchange in a globalized society. Its purpose

We Are All Under the Same Sky, 2018. Lightweight aluminum blankets inflated with helium, contact mics. Micro wifi controllers. 82.7 x 63 inches and 41.35 x 31.5 inches. Image courtesy of Embajada Mine Your Own Business/Te coge el holandés, 2018. Digital screen chip inserted into household objects with wifi receiver, 9 volt batteries. Dimensions variable.

Afecciones Temporales Afecciones Temporales

Afecciones Temporales

Rogelio Báez

Kilometrodospuntocero Santurce, Puerto Rico 09/29/2018 –

Km0.2 presenta la exhibición individual del artista Rogelio Báez Vega titulada Afecciones temporales. La muestra aborda el trabajo reciente del artista puertorriqueño realizado durante su residencia en Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Massachusets (MassMOCA). Durante su estadía, el artista trabajó sobre un cuerpo de trabajo que aborda los eventos posteriores a los fenómenos atmosféricos que

Rogelio Baez, Afecciones Temporales. Vista de instalación en km 0.2. Foto cortesía km 0.2 Rogelio Baez, Afecciones Temporales. Vista de instalación en km 0.2. Foto cortesía km 0.2 Rogelio Baez, Afecciones Temporales. Vista de instalación en km 0.2. Foto cortesía km 0.2 Km0.2 presenta la exhibición individual del artista Rogelio Báez Vega titulada Afecciones temporales. La muestra aborda

Hace Sentido / Makes Sense Hace Sentido / Makes Sense

Hace Sentido / Makes Sense

Peter Fend

Embajada San Juan, Puerto Rico 06/16/2018 – 08/18/2018

Organized by TVGOV stakeholder (Sofia Bastidas) and Alaina Claire Feldman Peter Fend has studied the topography and oceanography of nearly every part of the world, organizing terrain according to water systems rather than geopolitical boundaries. He believes that most historical patterns of migration, ideology, sovereignty, militarization and industry are determined by and organized around saltwater

TVGOV, ¿DISTRITOS ECO-TAX?. Maps and ink on paper. 41.5 X 62 inches. Image courtesy of Embajada. Vieques. Maps and ink on paper. 4 X 8 inches. Image courtesy of Embajada Waterwheel Prototype, 2018 (as interpreted by collaborators from TVGOV and Embajada). Wood, plastic spoons, screws, rebar, electrical wiring and battery. 17 X 10.5 X 10

Descontinentalizar el archipiélago

Descontinentalizar el archipiélago

Arnaldo Rodríguez Bagué

Hidrante San Juan, Puerto Rico 07/13/2018 – 08/10/2018

Arnaldo Rodríguez Bagué’s practice as an artist, curator, and researcher is centered on the appropriation and reformulation of contexts, genealogies and archives by way of video, photography, documentary cinema, and curating as performance. His artistic research, Caribe-Yet-To-Come, operates in the intersections of insular geography, continental science fiction, and the performance of the archipelagos to generate

Arnaldo Rodríguez Bagué. Vista de instalación Descontinentalizar el archipiélago en Hidrante, Puerto Rico, 2018. Cortesía de Hidrante Arnaldo Rodríguez Bagué. Vista de instalación Descontinentalizar el archipiélago en Hidrante, Puerto Rico, 2018. Cortesía de Hidrante Arnaldo Rodríguez Bagué. Vista de instalación Descontinentalizar el archipiélago en Hidrante, Puerto Rico, 2018. Cortesía de Hidrante La práctica de Arnaldo Rodríguez Bagué como artista visual, curador

La casa de Dalton

La casa de Dalton

Dalton Gata

Embajada San Juan, Puerto Rico 03/31/2018 – 06/02/2018

Embajada presents La casa de Dalton, the first solo exhibition by Caribbean artist Dalton Gata with the gallery. The title of the exhibition describes an immersive installation showcasing the diversity of Gata’s practice. This includes a selection of drawings, video, assemblage, paintings and for the first time, photographs. The installation mirrors the accumulation, collection, and decoration

Dalton Gata, La casa de Dalton, 2018. Installation view. Dimensions variable. Image courtesy of Embajada Dalton Gata, La casa de Dalton, 2018. Installation view. Dimensions variable. Image courtesy of Embajada Dalton Gata, La casa de Dalton, 2018. Installation view. Dimensions variable. Image courtesy of Embajada Embajada presenta La Casa de Dalton, la primera exhibición solista