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“no existe un mundo poshuracán” – Natural Resources and Unnatural Disasters

“no existe un mundo poshuracán” – Natural Resources and Unnatural Disasters

Cost: Free

February 22 @ 4:00 pm 5:30 pm EST

Puerto Rico’s natural environment and political landscape are fertile terrain for many artists in no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria; their works explore how the archipelago’s ecology and infrastructure are entwined. In this panel moderated by Yarimar Bonilla, Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, artists Frances Gallardo, Gabriela Salazar, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Yiyo Tirado Rivera, Javier Orfón, and Gabriella Torres-Ferrer discuss how they approach Puerto Rico’s rich ecosystem as it survives amid decaying public services.

Image: Gabriella Torres-Ferrer, Untitled (Valora tu mentira americana) (Value Your American Lie), 2018 (detail). Lamppost and metal sign, 116 × 118 × 122 in. (294.6 × 299.7 × 309.9 cm). Private collection; courtesy the artist and Embajada, San Juan. © 2018 Gabriella Torres-Ferrer. Photograph by Raquel Perez-Puig

This conversation is the first in a three-part series featuring artists included in no existe un mundo poshuracan: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria. 

This event is put on in partnership with The Whitney Museum of American Art.

This event is part of the CENTRO 50th Anniversary Celebration! Join us all of 2023 in celebrating 50 years of CENTRO’s work to strengthen, diversify, and reimagine the field of Puerto Rican Studies!


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