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Beyond Beauty: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz On How to Truly Perceive a Place

by Ionit Behar
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is interested in questions of place: what do people make of places? How can we represent that? In the San Juan-based artist’s work the sense of place—and the embodied experience of social, ecological, and political histories—asserts itself in powerful ways. Her films and videos have an attachment to a sensorial reality and materiality, as well the imagining of possible futures, elements intrinsic to perceiving places in a new and different way. This March Santiago... [more]
Posted by Ionit Behar on 4/29/16
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London Turns Tropical: Radamés "Juni" Figueroa at Edel Assanti

by Phoebe Stubbs
With record high temperatures in London at present, the city is suddenly awash with the tropical: denim hot pants, turquoise, fluorescent pink, bright yellow. Even the conservative dresser is using this rare heatwave as an occassion to adorn brightly colored prints. The aesthetic of the tropics seems to seep out of Topshop into virtually every café and bar with an outdoor suntrap. Yet little thought is given to where this trend originates from—the formal, social, communal, and everyday... [more]
Posted by Phoebe Stubbs on 7/5/15
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Relocating Home: Sofia Maldonado in Conversation

by Nicole Rodríguez Woods
This interview really began in November over lunch at a neighborhood cafeteria in the arts district of Santurce, Puerto Rico, where I had been unwittingly served freshly grilled iguana rather than my anticipated chicken breast. Sitting across from me was Puerto Rican muralist Sofia Maldonado, whom I had spent the late and muggy morning with at her temporary studio at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC). After a stroll through the museums’ galleries we had gone down the street to grab a bite... [more]
Posted by Nicole Rodríguez Woods on 5/6/15
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