América Latina y el Caribe

América Latina y el Caribe

Institute of Puerto Rican Culture

Left: Poster 3 / detail: Alexander Wright
Right: Poster 4 / detail: Javier Cirioni & Santiago Velazco

February 15, 2009

América Latina y el Caribe

Exhibition: April 18 – June 28, 2009
Artistic Director: Adriano Pedrosa
Co-Curators: Julieta González, Jens Hoffmann
Guest Curator: Beatriz Santiago

2da Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe
The 2da Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe aims to explore and unfold the concept of the polygraphic into marginal and experimental creative practices working with contemporary art and graphic design. Over a dozen polygraphic platforms will be presented between June 2008 and June 2009, concluding in a large scale presentation opening in April 2009 that will consist of solo and group exhibitions, magazines, posters, artists’ books, postcards, wallpapers, flyers, billboards, among others.

The poster is a privileged site of the Trienal. A number of Latin American and Caribbean graphic designers were invited to submit proposals for the series of official posters of which six were selected, each one to be launched periodically up until the opening of the exhibition.

Poster 1: Gabriel Piovanetti & Luis Díaz, San Juan
Poster 2: Alex Quinto, Toronto
Poster 3: Alexander Wright, Caracas
Poster 4: Javier Cirioni & Santiago Velazco, Montevideo
Poster 5: Ena Andrade, Lima
Poster 6: Benkee Chang, Carlos González and Alvaro Bustillos, Caracas

Número Cero
Número Cero is the experimental magazine project of the Trienal. Different teams of critics, curators, artists and designers have been invited to develop six pilot issues of an art periodical; each issue will have the same size and title but distinct content, structure and design.

Número Cero 1: Carla Zaccagnini, São Paulo
Número Cero 2: María Inés Rodríguez, Bogotá/Paris
Número Cero 3: Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla with Charles Juhasz, San Juan
Número Cero 4: Magali Arriola, Mexico City/San Diego
Número Cero 5: Rita Gonzalez, Los Angeles
Número Cero 6: Beatriz Santiago, San Juan & Julieta González, Caracas/San Juan

Artists’ books
The Trienal has commissioned the following 20 artists to produce new limited edition books: Alexander Apóstol (Caracas/Madrid), Juan Araujo (Caracas), Fernando Bryce (Lima/Berlin), Jesús Bubu Negrón (San Juan), Carolina Caycedo (Bogotá/San Juan), Tony Cruz (Puerto Rico), Abraham Cruzvillegas (Mexico City), Alejandro Cesarco (Montevideo/New York), Flavia Gandolfo (Lima), Mario García Torres (Mexico City/ San Diego), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (Paris/Rio de Janeiro), Cao Guimarães (Belo Horizonte), Pablo Helguera (Mexico City/New York), Renata Lucas (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil/Rio de Janeiro), Gilda Mantilla & Raimond Chaves (Lima), Mateo López (Bogotá), Rivane Neuenschwander (Belo Horizonte), Popular de Lujo (Bogotá), Nicolás Robbio (Buenos Aires/São Paulo), Chemi Rosado Seijo (San Juan).

Grants for independent magazines
Given the precarious funding that many independent art magazines and publications face in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the necessity to foster their continuity and circulation, the Trienal is awarding grants to 12 publications selected by the curatorial team to sponsor an issue in 2009.

Conboca, Puerto Rico
Cuadernos de movilización, Chile
Estrago, Nicaragua
Juanacha, Peru
Número, São Paulo
Orificio, Puerto Rico
Pablo Magazine, Mexico/UK
Pazmaker, Mexico
Ramona, Argentina
Sabroso, Peru
Script, Argentina
Tropicalgoth, Colombia

Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española
La Puntilla, Viejo San Juan
P.O. Box 9024184
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00902-4184
T: 1-787-725-8320; 1-787-724-18770

2da Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan

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