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