October 19, 2004 - Institute of Puerto Rican Culture - Trans/Migrations: Printmaking As Contemporary Art
October 19, 2004

Trans/Migrations: Printmaking As Contemporary Art

Trans/Migrations: Printmaking As Contemporary Art

The Institute of Puerto Rican Culture and the San Juan Print Triennial: Latin America and the Caribbean invite you to the opening of the exhibition “Trans/Migrations: Printmaking As Contemporary Art” on December 4th, 2004.

Triennial activities will start on October 12th, 2004 with the opening of the exhibition “Inscrit@s y Proscrit@s”, curated by Margarita Fernandez Zavala. Solo exhibitions featuring Colombian artist Beatriz Gonzalez will open October 14th, 2004 at the Museum of History, Anthropology, and Art at the University of Puerto Rico, and Argentinean artist Antonio Berni will open October 21th, 2004 at the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico.

“Trans/Migrations” will feature works by 77 artists and collectives from 14 countries, including the United States and Canada. Works will be grouped according to the following four themes: Inserts, Grids, Impugnations, and Off-Register. An International Symposium on December 5th, 2004 will include critics and artists, such as Magali Arriola, Carmen Cuenca, Rita Gonzalez, Beatriz Gonzalez, Antonio Martorell and Ricardo Resende.

We look forward to see you in San Juan on December 4th, 2004.

For more information, please visit our web site: www.trienalsanjuan.org or contact Elvis Fuentes and Teresa Rodriguez at +1 (787) 723 3068/ 724 1877/ 724 5932/ 725 8320. You can also send your inquiries to: info@trienalsanjuan.org.

“Inscrit@s y proscrit@s”
October 12th
Museo de las Americas, San Juan
“Inscrit@s y proscrit@s” features works of six decades of Puerto Rican experimental printmaking. This show puts together key artistic processes known for its contribution to the development of print in Latin America, as well as those not very well known but equally important. In this sense, curator Margarita Fernandez Zavala inserts graphic works produced by community-based actions, performances and publications within a history regularly seen as traditionalist and focused on technical aspects. Some of the ateliers and artists appeared under a new light, such as DIVEDCO (Division for the Education of the Community), CAP (Center for Puerto Rican Art), Taller Alacran, magazines like “Zona de carga y descarga”, “Alicia la Roja” and others. The exhibit is divided in eight subjects including “Objects”, “Germinations”, “Transfers” and “Publications”.
Graphic Work by Beatriz Gonzalez
October 14th
Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Beatriz Gonzalez (Bucaramanga, Colombia, 1938) is an art historian, curator and artist. Disciple of art critic and theorist Marta Traba, Gonzalez started her personal archive of press images in 1962. Those images have been the departing point for her prints. Influenced by Pop Art, her work is a chronicle of political, cultural and historical events in Colombia for the last forty years. This exhibition was curated by Marta Calderon, who organized “Thirty years of Beatriz Gonzalez’s work” in 1996.
Prints by Antonio Berni
October 21st
Museum of Art of Puerto Rico, Santurce
Argentinean artist Antonio Berni (Rosario, 1905-1981, Buenos Aires) is considered a prominent figure in Latin American Art in the 20th Century. This print retrospective was curated by Laura Buccelato, director of MAMba (Museum of Modern Art Buenos Aires) and includes works in etching, litography, serigraphy and a new technique Berni developed and called xilo-collage prints. He was recipient of Venice Biennial Prize in 1962 with this kind of work.
Trans/Migrations: Printmaking as Contemporary Art
December 4th
Several venues in San Juan
Under this theme, the first edition of the San Juan Print Triennial explores the technological displacements, geographic transfers, and conceptual trajectories experienced by printmaking over the last decades as illustrated by the work of contemporary artists from Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Trans/migrations will also highlight the work of Latino artists in the United States, Canada, and Europe. In this way, the curators seek to take advantage of Puerto Rico’s strategic position as a dynamic contact zone between the artists and peoples of North and South America, and the Old and New Worlds. One that will lead to the discovery or re-discovery of artists and novel forms of artistic expression.

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