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“no existe un mundo poshuracán” – Painting Outside Empire

“no existe un mundo poshuracán” – Painting Outside Empire

Event Organizer: Center for Puerto Rican Studies

Cost: Free

Virtual Event Virtual Event

April 4 @ 4:00 pm 5:30 pm EDT

How can painting, and art more broadly, be a method for resisting imperialism and colonization? In this conversation, artists Armig Santos, Danielle De Jesus, Gamaliel Rodríguez, Rogelio Báez Vega, and Miguel Luciano discuss their individual practices and collectively explore painting’s possibilities as a medium of opposition to and critique of Puerto Rico’s colonial condition. The conversation is moderated by Taína Caragol, Curator of Painting and Sculpture and Latinx Art and History at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Image: Gamaliel Rodríguez, Collapsed Soul, 2020–21. Ink and acrylic on canvas, 84 × 112 in. (213.3 × 284.5 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York. © 2021 Gamaliel Rodríguez. Photograph by the artist

This conversation is the third 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!