Public and Private Spaces in Puerto Rico
Exploring the urban dimensions in the Caribbean.
Co-curated by Norma Vila Rivero and Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez
José Hernández Castrodad Collection and the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center cordially invite to view a cross-section of Puerto Rican contemporary art from the highly regarded José Hernández Castrodad Collection. Hernández Castrodad, a collector and an advocate for contemporary artists in Puerto Rico, exhibits part of his collection for the first time in New York City.
The exhibit presents provocative works from twenty renowned and emerging Puerto Rican artists with a focus on urban Caribbean space(s), both intimate and public. The selected works explore these spaces from multiple stances, the physical, personal, psychological and sociological. The show examines a range of issues from negligence in urban planning and the resultant overcrowding to individual and collective transformation in the Caribbean. Some of the many buzzed about exhibiting artists include, Jesús “Bubu” Negrón, Sofía Maldonado, Karlo Andrei Ibarra and Josué Pellot.
EXOR Diego Romero
Jesus “Bubu” Negron
José Quique Rivera
Karlo Andrei Ibarra
Norma Vila Rivero
Radames Juni Figueroa
Quintín Rivera Toro
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center Inc. is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that has demonstrated a broad-minded cultural vision and a collaborative philosophy. While CSV’s mission is focused on the cultivation, presentation, and preservation of Puerto Rican and Latino culture, it is equally determined to operate in a multi-cultural and inclusive manner, housing and promoting artists and performance events that fully reflect the cultural diversity of the Lower East Side and the city as a whole.
Information for Visitors:
Abrazo Interno Gallery
CSV Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street at Rivington.