Saturday, 30 January 2010
sketches for proposal
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 space with hammocks, 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.
La Central, Colombia
Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City
Diablo Rosso, Panama
Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala
PRETEEN, Hermosillo, Mexico
In the Outdoor Cinema there will be videos of the following Puerto Rican artists:
Beatriz Santiago, Monica Rodriguez, Michael Linares, Javier Bosque...
In the Outdoor Painting exhibition works by:
Radames Juni Figueroa, Bobby Cruz, Melvin Martinez, Chemi Rosado, Fernando Pintado, Josue Pellot...
Radames Juni Figueroa will create a tropical garden with plants, a coconut fountain and a rainbow...
Esteban Gabriel will create the furniture for the reading room...
Jesus Bubu Negron will create the hamock zone...
Natalia 'Bambi' Valencia http://www.nataliavalencia.com/ will sing her songs...
There will be a reading table containing the printed material from the past puerto rican triennal curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Julieta Gonzalez and Jens Hoffman...
There will also be a reading cart with Puerto Rican art magazine Conboca http://www.conboca.org/ as well as another reading table containing e-flux journal http://www.e-flux.com/journal.
Finally, Beta Local http://www.betalocal.org/, an independent art-school-project residency in San Juan, headed by Michy Marxuach, Bea Santiago and Tony Cruz will create a bulletin board for cultural proposals in Puerto Rico.
Friday, 29 January 2010
entrance to Chemir Room, curtain made of beer caps
homage to Pollock, plywood, paint and skate marks
History on Wheels
Diary, newspaper cutouts
skater on ramp
Chemi Room y Cooperativa Internacional Tropical invitan a una muestra de (S)obras!
Una exhibición de trabajos de Chemi Rosado y amigos
Jueves 28 de Enero 2010, 7:30-11:00 PM
direccion: Calle Latimer 1407, parte posterior, Santurce, Puerto Rico, cerca de la Placita o Plaza del Mercado
(para llegar: es el 2do edificio del lado derecho en la calle que baja despues de haber pasado el Parkin de Minillas, Casa Amarilla pa dentro.
Alternativamente: salir de la Plaza hacia la Canals, ahi doblar a la derecha, en la proxima a la izq ,calle Latimer, subir entre edificio de apartamentos y casa bonita hasta casa amarilla al lado del parkin, por el porton azul pa bajo. o, al lado de la Asociacion de Empleados Gerenciales y Supervisores de la Autoridad de Carreteras, frente a la Mansion Marron y junto al Parkin Privado de la calle, Latimer 1407 parte posterior...)
En caso de perderse o no encontrar la dirección, llamar:
Medallas Light a precio economico y especialidades del chef Daniel
Thursday, 28 January 2010
exhibition view, Carlos Garaicoa tables, David Shrigley 'It is It' painting, 2004
Claire Fontaine 'Passe-partout (Paris 10eme), 2006
Jenny Holzer, 1998
Martha Roesler, 'If it's too bad to be true, it could be DISINFORMATION', 1985
Carlos Garaicoa, 'To Transform Political Speech into Acts, Finally', 2005
Liam Gillick, 'An Experimental Factory in the North of Europe', 2004 (wish it was an experimental factory in the Caribbean!)
Lawrence Wiener, 1989
Gabriel Kuri, 'Quick Standards', 2006
Kendell Geers, 'Batons (circle)', 1994
Claire Fontaine, 'Foreigners Everywhere', 2007
Stan Douglas, 'Set for Inconsolable Memories, Vancouver), 2005
Allora & Calzadilla, 'Citizen-Ship', 2005
Stanley Brouwn, '1KM', 1976
Adrian Paci, 'Centro di Permanenza Temporanea', 2007
Jesus 'Bubu' Negron, 'Igualdad' 2004
Tania Bruguera 'Tatlin's Whisper no. 6', 2009
Carolina Caycedo, 'Herstory', 2009
Lutz Bacher, Carolina Caycedo
Lutz Bacher, 'Jokes (Barry Goldwater)', 1987
Exhibition reading room with lamps by Jorge Pardo (another way of being cuban different to Tania Bruguera's!)
David Lamelas, 'The Dictator'. 1978
Christoph Buchel, 'Parade', 2005
On Kawara 'I am Still Alive', 1984
in the Project Room: Carolina Caycedo, 'Swarm', 2009
Carolina Caycedo in front of her work
two cheverista women! curator Maria Ines Rodriguez and Carolina Caycedo
It is it and something else...
curated by Maria Ines Rodriguez
This season, Espacio 1414 presents three exhibitions that propose reflections
on the position of the artist towards the real, a confrontation of what the world
is and what it could be. Both It is It, Swarm and the works selected for the
Painting Room prove the complexity of the contemporary world and the geopolitical,
social and economic implications it entails. The new cartographies of
power that have arisen in the wake of contemporary conflicts, have redefined
new kinds of hierarchies and interests affecting civil society. Whether at a local
or a global level artists generate, through their work, another kind of cultural
construction that questions the universality of notions relating to territory,
totalitarianisms, displacement, belonging or exclusion and, therefore, the limits
of contemporaneity. Based upon the exhibited works, we state that art
continues to be one of the few remaining possibilities we have to create
interstices between terror and escape, room for reflection and discussion that
allows both artists and public to build a critical position towards the context in
which they live.
If, as writer Édouard Glissant pointed out, “the role of artists is to make certain
things visible in the mind and the imaginary so that change can come about”,
we might add that the role of the spectator, in turn, is to assume itself as an
active and emancipated player towards what the artist proposes, so that the
possible change suggested by Glissant can take place.
María Inés Rodríguez.
Monday, 25 January 2010
Radames 'Juni' Figueroa's plant-shoe painting
Esteban Gabriel, Juni's friend and collaborator, covering plastic chairs in silver tape
sketch for a rainbow
sketch for rainbow and beer cooler
Juni's rooftop with view to San Juan's bay and cruises
autoportrait of Radames 'Juni' Figueroa as Dracula, showing tatoo in chest and holding a bottle of 'Juni' Daniels
Radames 'Juni' Figueroa's tropical mural at computer shop
Radames 'Juni' Figueroa's zebra bar at El Local
see some of Juni's previous work here:
tropical bus stop, rooftops in La Perla, and whisky-coconut fountain!