Tag : El Museo del Barrio

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Pavel Acosta: Stolen Paint

June 12, 2013 – January 4, 2014

El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave
New York, NY 10029

Going beyond the legal boundaries, and stealing the state property is an expanded exercise in Cuba. It has even become morally acceptable action — a payback for earning very low salaries, which are not enough to cover the basic needs of a regular worker, in a centralized economy. My recent work was born out of trying to translate this survival strategy into my creative process. Some of my photography series document illicit private businesses the government sees as a form of robbery, like owning a gymnasium for bodybuilding (Stolen Talent, 2009), creating new car designs, by merging old automobiles with modern pieces (Stolen Talent, 2009-2010), or privately using abandoned public spaces (Stolen Spaces, 2006-2009). Another body of work is developed using collage on different media. Stolen Paintings (2008-present) is a series of collage on canvas and paper, which I also started in Havana. There, I used layers of dry paint, which I collected from walls, and found objects in the city. After coming to live in New York, I turned this process into a working technique that is subordinated to specific ideas. Most of the time, the layers of acrylic are prepared in my studio, on top of a glass, to later use it for “dry painting.” In the case of Wallscape, an intervention in El Museo’s collection display, I will reproduce the painting hung in the wall in front of mine —Goat Song # 5: Tumult on George Washington Avenue, 1988, by Manuel Macarulla. I will collect the layers of old paint in my wall, and use this material to reproduce it at a 1:1 scale, as if my wall was reflecting it.

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Proyecto – Composite Identity by Cuban artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada crea una imagen iconográfica y monumental, metáfora de la confluencia social que existe en Barcelona.

A partir de escaneos en 3D y el uso del diseño digital se obtiene un rostro compuesto con el que se realizará una escultura. Una exposición a tiempo real visibilizará los distintos estadios de la obra brindando información artística, conceptual, sociológica, estadística y tecnológica.

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Los ‘retratos estrujados’ de Geandy Pavón, en el Museo del Barrio de Nueva York

Diario de Cuba- June 15, 2011

In Spanish
El Museo del Barrio inauguró este martes su sexta bienal, que reúne las obras de 75 artistas emergentes latinoamericanos y caribeños que trabajan en Nueva York, y que por primera vez se mostrarán también en los barrios de la ciudad, reporta EFE.

La muestra The (S) Files, (Los archivos seleccionados) consta de más de 250 obras —pinturas, fotos, vídeos, instalaciones, esculturas— de artistas que nunca habían exhibido en El Museo del Barrio y que estará hasta el 8 de enero de 2012 en siete galerías en los condados de Manhattan, El Bronx, Queens y Brooklyn.

Este año, el tema gira en torno a “la calle” y la cultura urbana y es abordado de diversos ángulos. La muestra rinde también tributo a los artistas del grafiti que surgieron de los barrios puertorriqueños, en particular en El Bronx, entre ellos Lee Quiñones y Lady Pink, y que, pese a su fama, nunca habían exhibido en El Museo del Barrio, comentó el comisario, Elvis Fuentes.

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Geandy Pavón, Armando Mariño and Rafael Sánchez in group show THE (S) FILES, Museo del Barrio – New York

El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011- Sunday, January 8, 2012

El Museo del Barrio

1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street)
New York NY 10029

El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 is El Museo del Barrio’s sixth biennial of the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area. This year’s edition spreads all over the city, showcasing a record 75 emerging artists in six different venues.Aiming to expand the definition of contemporary Latino and Latin American art, The (S) Files 2011 takes on a broad exploration of the visual energy, events, and aesthetics of the street. While considering the more conventional understandings of street art such as graffiti and mural painting, The (S) Files 2011 extends the definition of street art by also considering non-traditional art objects as well as works from other disciplines, including music and fashion.

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Gladys Triana

Hardcore Art

Hardcore Art introduces Gladys Triana

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