Tuesday, 2 February 2010
'SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW', CIRCA LABS CURATED BY PABLO LEON DE LA BARRA IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Tropical garden desigend by Radames 'Juni' Figueroa
gran ciudad tropical!
Jose Garcia from Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City
work by Jose Leon Cerrillo at Proyectos Monclova
Gian Carlo and Renzo from Galeria Revolver, Peru
Yoshua Okon's 'Coyoterias' retake on Beuys 'America loves me, and I love America' at Galeria Revolver
Rodrigo Fernandez from Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala
view of Proyectos Ultravioleta's container
paper CDs and cases sculpture at Ultravioleta
Stefan Benchoam from Proyectos Ultravioleta selling pirate copies of artist videos
Gerardo Contreras from Preteen Gallery, Hermosillo, Mexico
teenagers at Preteen gallery
Rafael Rozendahl's webwork at Preteen
Johann, Ana Lidia and Micky from Diablo Rosso, Panama
view of Diablo Rosso's container
Johnathan Harker's video of mirrored architecture in Panama City
Abstract Caribbean Painting Exhibition
Chemi Rosado's painting '56 days in a rainy tropical forest'
Josue Pellot's sunset painting
Radames 'Juni' Figueroa's coconut fountain
Javier Bosque's 'Peleando la Pampana' (boxing the banana) at the outside mini cinema. Other videos in the video programme included Michael Linares, Monica Rodriguez, and Beatriz Santiago.
Beta-Local's information point
e-flux journal reading table
Puerto Rican art magazine Conboca's reading cart
reading area, cheap plastic chairs and tables covered with silver tape, designed by Esteban Gabriel
reading table containing the printed material from the past Puerto Rico Triennal curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Julieta Gonzalez and Jens Hoffman...
Radames 'Juni' Figueroa and Esteban Gabriel
legendary Central American gallerist Jacob 'Baby Condor' Karpio
Miami collector Rosa de la Cruz
'Somewhere Over the Rainbow', Pablo Leon de la Barra’s proposal for CIRCA LABS proposes a laboratory to explore possible cultural scenarios in Puerto Rico, it functions as a kind of Village Fair/Market/Open Museum, where invited galleries, some of the most interesting young contemporary galleries from the American continent, take over containers which become ‘rooms’ of an open air museum which doesn’t exist in Puerto Rico yet. In the space between the containers, a social space is created where different local artists and organizations will create an oasis-activation zone. There will also be a bulletin board for cultural proposals for Puerto Rico, a reading area, a hanging painting exhibition and an outdoor cinema. With this, within the art fair CIRCA LABS provides an opportunity to envision future possibilities for cultural life in Puerto Rico and creates a different scenario for market and culture to coexist.