Entre islas / Between Islands (MAC) – •

On view via Google Arts & Tradition, “Entre islas” [Between Islands] is an ongoing exhibition that includes chosen paintings from the everlasting assortment of Puerto Rico’s Museum of Modern Artwork [Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC)]. The exhibition is visitor curated and defined by Natalia Viera Salgado, assistant curator at Americas Society in New York.

This exhibition highlights the historic, colonial, and cultural relationships between islands within the Caribbean, with works from the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC) Everlasting Assortment. Entre Islas / Between Islands explores tensions, disaster, migrations, resistance, and forces that join these experiences within the Caribbean archipelago.

By way of works within the MAC Everlasting Assortment by Arnaldo Roche, Jonathan Torres, Joscelyn Gardner, Luis Alonso, Wilfredo Chiesa, Yolanda Fundora, Daniel Lind Ramos, and Silvano Lora, Entre Islas highlights how tropical islands, particularly within the Caribbean share histories of colonialism, migration and exploitation. Whereas islands are also known as tropical paradises, sanctuary areas and locations to which to flee, they’re additionally territories focused and affected by their socio-political situations, extractivist capitalism, and excessive improvement for tourism.

For extra info and audio clips on every work, see https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/between-islands/0wLCf1knFNbtKw

[Shown above: Arnaldo Roche Rabell’s “Isla vacía” (Empty Island) 1987.]

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