August 28, 2007 - San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial - Presents Stigma
August 28, 2007

Presents Stigma

Stigma:
An exhibition of the San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial in the
27th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts

September 6-October 28
Cankarjev Dom Gallery
27th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts

Curated by: Marimar Benítez (Puerto Rico)

Artists: Allora & Calzadilla, Papo Colo, Miguel Luciano, Antonio Martorell, Omar Obdulio Peña Forty, Raquel Quijano, Carlos Reyes, Arnaldo Roche, Carlos Ruiz Valarino, Garvin Sierra and Rafael Trelles

The San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña presents Stigma, an exhibition that seeks to explore the manner in which Puerto Rican artists have addressed personal, racial, social and all manner of stigmas. In 2005, the San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial was awarded the Grand Prix of the 26th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. Stigma is presented as part of this award.

The exhibition focuses on works that engage the concept of stigma (the indelible mark) as a metaphor for technical and conceptual experimentation in printmaking. The works included in Stigma spring from the need to make images relevant to the dilemmas facing these times.
Stigma is one of the events that will serve as a prelude to the opening of the San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial: Latin America and the Caribbean on April 31, 2009. The second edition of the San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial will be curated by a team comprised of Julieta González (Venezuela), Jens Hoffmann (USA) and Beatriz Santiago (Puerto Rico) under the artistic direction of internationally recognized curator Adriano Pedrosa (Brazil).

Established in 2004, the San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial is a new iteration of the former San Juan Biennial of Latin American Prints (1970-2001). The San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial, an official event of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, expands the spectrum of the graphic arts, from the traditional print to a more ample concept of polygraphic art, which includes all kinds of mediums and artistic languages.

For further information about the San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial and the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña contact Elaine Delgado (787)725-5932 or visit our website: www.icp.gobierno.pr/apl/trienal/bienal_infogen.htm

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