ICAA Researcher: Libertad Guerra×
  • "Oh Colo how you perform contradiction? let we count the ways" : Martha Wilson in conversation with Papo Colo
    Wilson, Martha, 1947-; Colo, Papo
    1986
    In this conversation between Nuyorican artist Papo Colo, and feminist performance artist Martha Wilson, Colo describes his performances from 1976 to 1986 in chronological order. The conversation with her provides succinct descriptions of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849850

  • [Colo emerges from a tradition that emphasizes and inventing of art more than a making of art]
    Ingberman, Jeanette, 1952-2011
    1986
    This essay by curator Jeannette Ingberman analyzes ten years of work by Papo Colo in painting, sculpture, drawing, and performance. According to the author, Colo’s work explores the metaphysical and the spiritual, incorporating organic forms and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849870

  • [Sometimes he has two heads, many masks, four eyes, or fish for genitals...]
    Lippard, Lucy
    1986
    Renowned art critic Lucy Lippard compares Papo Colo’s artistry to an island like his native Puerto Rico that is also striving for independence. Trying to relate Colo’s painting style to what had become the shadow term of “expressionism,” she [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849831

  • A Ulysses of Puerto Rico
    Kind, Joshua
    1987
    The author, Joshua Kind, contends that Ferrer may be included in the category of contemporary artists interested in naïve style forms. In assemblage art, which is often deliberately amorphous, such qualities as the artist’s qualms are hidden from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842711

  • Aché para todo el mundo : Manuel Vega and his art
    Farris Thompson, Robert
    2001
    In this essay, art historian Robert Farris Thompson provides a narrative of Manuel Vega’s biography and art. Vega, a New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent, grew up in the tough streets of the Bronx. In his early years, Vega gravitated toward diverse [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841371

  • An open statement from artists workers
    Papoleto Meléndez, Jesús
    1973
    This open statement written by New York-born Puerto Rican poet, Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, is addressed to writers, painters, musicians, and artists saying that although they have dedicated their lives to the creation of art forms that sustain [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842768

  • Aquí & allá : seis artistas de San Juan
    Cullen, Deborah
    2001
    This essay, written by curator Deborah Cullen, offers an account of how El Museo del Barrio was founded out of the drive to establish a creative nexus for Puerto Rican artists who exist between the mainland United States and the Caribbean island. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842515

  • Artistic interventions in the Bronx
    Hertz, Betti-Sue
    1999
    This essay assembles a genealogy of avant-garde—yet socially committed—interventionist art practices that took place in the South Bronx starting in the 1960s New York City. The essay, written by curator Betti-Sue Hertz, examines how artists have [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840618

  • Author's note
    Mottel, Syeus
    1973
    In this “Author’s Note,” Syeus Mottel, a theater and film director, and a photographer, describes his experience after he was recruited to make a book adaptation of a unique project already in development by Buckminster Fuller and Michael Ben [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849765

  • Caribe : a new magazine focusing on the visual arts and culture of caribbean people
    Moreno Vega, Marta
    Dr. Marta Moreno Vega’s editorial statement for the first issue of Caribe magazine lays out the aims and goals of the new publication. She states that Caribe willfocus on Caribbean subjects that have been misinterpreted by colonizing powers. She [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841497

  • Con to'los hierros
    Torruella Leval, Susana
    1991
    In the curatorial statement by Susana Torruella Leval in the 1991 exhibition, Con To’ Los Hierros: A Retrospective of the Work of Pepón Osorio [Armed to the Teeth: A Retrospective of the Work of Pepón Osorio],she breaks down the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840672

  • Curator's Statement
    2001
    C. Daniel Dawson, a curator and scholar of African diaspora in arts and culture, writes of first meeting artist Manuel Vega on a trip to Bahia (Brazil) in 1984, where he witnessed his wondrous ability as a dancer. Dawson argues that this is an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840343

  • De como más es mejor = Why more is better
    Rivera, Félix Joaquín
    1991
    This interview between fellow Puerto Ricans Félix Joaquín Rivera and Pepón Osorio was conducted while walking through the street markets of Bayamon’s historical center, one of the metropolitan municipalities of Puerto Rico close to San Juan. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842612

  • Del populismo al pop : las artes gráficas de los movimientos Chicano y puertorriqueño
    Estrada, Henry C.
    1999
    In this essay, curator and scholar Henry C. Estrada argues that despite the fact that Latinos are a heterogeneous cultural group, they share a history of colonialism, geographic displacement, internal exile, and racial discrimination. The experience [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849809

  • Diary of a collective
    Collazo, Dori
    1980
    This catalogue for the 1990 exhibition, Comadres: A Collective Environmental Exhibit by Ten Women Artists, wasdesigned as a folder containing loose sheets of handwritten minutes taken throughout the different meetings in preparation of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841326

  • Director's Statement
    Capote, Melody
    2001
    On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Caribbean Cultural Center, Melody Capote, the executive director, states the pertinence of concluding the first twenty-five years of the institution with the work of visual artist Manuel Vega. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841390

  • Director's statement
    Capote, Melody
    2002
    On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Caribbean Cultural Center, the executive director, Melody Capote, asserts the relevance of concluding the first quarter of a century of the institution with an exhibition of the work of visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849997

  • Domestic Prayer = Oración Doméstica
    Jones, Kellie, 1952-
    1991
    Art historian and curator Kellie Jones states that critics, both modern and postmodern, have continually identified fragmentation, layering, meeting, and/or the combination of meanings as the elements that have characterized the twentieth-century [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840688

  • El museo y la calle
    Benítez, Marimar
    2000
    In this essay, art historian Marimar Benitez applies Walter Benjamins’s concept of the “aura” of the work of art, and its reduction in the age of mechanical reproduction to the assumed role of the museum as a religious temple of art. Comparing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849893

  • Everybody's Business
    Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983
    1973
    In this 1972 essay, R. Buckminster Fuller presciently describes a new era of communication systems in which all humanity can learn enough about productivity as well as the generalized principles of nature that render abject poverty, and the have-nots [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842438

  • From populist to pop : the graphic arts of the Chicano and Puerto Rican movements
    Estrada, Henry C.
    1999
    In this essay, curator and scholar Henry C. Estrada argues that despite the fact that Latinos are a heterogeneous cultural group, they share a history of colonialism, geographic displacement, internal exile, and racial discrimination. The experience [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842806

  • Grace under pressure
    Cameron, Dan
    1995
    In the first half of this essay, American curator Dan Cameron considers the unexplored relationship between Puerto Rican-born artist Rigoberto Torres and American sculptor John Ahearn. In the past, the author declares, Torres’s artistry had been [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850035

  • Here & there : six artists from San Juan
    Cullen, Deborah
    2001
    This essay, written by curator Deborah Cullen, offers an account of how El Museo del Barrio was founded out of the drive to establish a creative nexus for Puerto Rican artists who exist between the mainland United States and the Caribbean island. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842466

  • Introduction
    García, Domingo, 1932-
    1994
    In this introductory essay to the exhibition catalogue of Islands: Art in Transit/Yslas: Arte en tránsito, the main question artist Domingo García asks and tries to decipher is how successfully Puerto Rican art has adapted to metropolitan art forms [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842730

  • Outside/Inside : art and everyday life in a Latino Barrio
    Aponte-Parés, Luis
    1996
    Architect and urban planner, Luis Aponte-Pares, discusses the trends of cities across the nation that have become contested terrains due to the transformation of the urban landscape: from suburbanization to the class and ethnic segregation of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842419

  • Parallel lives striking differences : notes on Chicano and Puerto Rican graphic arts of the 1970's
    Ramírez, Yasmin
    1999
    In this essay, Yasmin Ramírez argues that among the parallel conditions of Chicanos and Puerto Ricans in the United States was a solidarity that took shape during the era of World War II, when floods of new arrivals—coming from Mexico, under the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842835

  • Partido de los Young Lords : programa y plataforma de 13 puntos
    Young Lords Party; Young Lords Party
    1983
    This thirteen-point program, written in Spanish, presents the Young Lords Party platform calling for the liberation of all oppressed people. Some of the points that stand out from the list, include a call for the self-determination of Puerto Ricans, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841824

  • Pepón Osorio - Badge of honor
    Jacobs, Joseph
    1996
    Joseph Jacobs, curator of painting and sculpture at the Newark Museum in New Jersey, gives an account of the opening day of Badge of Honor, an installation by Puerto Rican artist Pepon Osorio, in June 1995, by giving a description of the types of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842485

  • Pepón Osorio : de puerta en puerta = Pepón Osorio : door to door : San Juan, Puerto Rico 2000-2001
    Osorio, Pepón
    2000
    The brochure for de puerta en puerta (door to door), an exhibition curated by Silvia Carman Cubiña of installations by Puerto Rican-born, New York-based artist Pepon Osorio included a biography, a short description of the exhibition, and a write up [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841805

  • Pepón Osorio : the theatricalization of space
    Sichel, Berta M.
    1996
    In this essay, independent curator Berta M. Sichel explores Pepon Osorio’s proclivity toward excess, which she deems a “surprise” within the context of contemporary Latino art. A Puerto Rican living in New York City, Osorio has not experimented [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840080

  • Rafael Ferrer : an interview
    Kind, Joshua; Flanagan, Michael; Ferrer, Rafael
    1987
    In this wide-ranging interview conducted by Michael Flanagan and Joshua Kind with Rafael Ferrer, the artist starts by discussing how he made the transition from being a percussionist to exploring the visual arts. Ferrer purposefully did not seek any [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842538

  • Rafael Ferrer : in the torrid zone
    Levin, Kim
    1983
    This essay for the catalogue Impassioned Rhythms, written by Kim Levin for a retrospective exhibition of work by Rafael Ferrer, encompasses the diverse creative impulses behind this Puerto Rican-born artist. She examines his immersion in Process art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841748

  • Rescatar y descargar : unmelting the pot = derritiendo el crisol
    White, David R.
    1991
    In this bilingual essay, David R. White, the director and executive producer of the Dance Theater Workshop, traces Pepón Osorio’s syncretism of aesthetic genres through his collaborative practices with either performance artists or dancers. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840742

  • Stateless Hybrid : an introduction
    Fusco, Coco
    1991
    In the introductory essay to The Hybrid State Films, a survey of independent films and videos, Cuban-American art scholar and curator of the show, Coco Fusco, states that she is critical of the foundational approach of multiculturalism that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841729

  • The End : An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture, 1982-2000
    2000
    At the beginning of the year 2000, Exit Art celebrated its eighteenth anniversary with The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture, 1982–2000, an exhibition of historical documentation from more than other ninety exhibitions, performance [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841767

  • The event
    Mottel, Syeus
    1973
    Written by Syeus Mottel, a theater and film director, and a photographer, this essay describes how the community action group, called CHARAS, originated, and how its members worked together to build the first geodesic domes in the Lower East Side of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849784

  • The museum and the street
    Benítez, Marimar
    2000
    In this essay, art historian Marimar Benitez applies Walter Benjamins’s concept of the “aura” of the work of art, and its reduction in the age of mechanical reproduction to the assumed role of the museum as a religious temple of art. Comparing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842787

  • The works of Rigoberto Torres : introduction
    Hoeltzel, Susan
    1995
    This essay, written by Lehman College Art Gallery director Susan Hoeltzel, was done on the occasion of the first mid-career retrospective of New York-based artist Rigoberto Torres. Well known to the public for his collaboration with artist John [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850016

  • Vidas Paralelas, diferencias sorprendentes : notas sobre las artes gráficas Chicana y Puertorriqueña de los años setenta
    Ramírez, Yasmin
    1999
    In this essay, Yasmin Ramírez argues that among the parallel conditions of Chicanos and Puerto Ricans in the United States was a solidarity that took shape during the era of World War II, when floods of new arrivals—coming from Mexico, under the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842854

  • Young lords party : 13 points program and platform
    Young Lords Party
    1983
    This thirteen-point program, written in English, presents the Young Lords Party platform calling for the liberation of all oppressed people. Some of the points that stand out from the list, include a call for the self-determination of Puerto Ricans, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841843

  • Yslas
    Martorell, Antonio, 1939-
    1994
    Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell offers a poetic essay that starts by explaining the use of the “Y” in the spelling of Islands: Art in Transit/Yslas: Arte en tránsito, an exhibition held in 1994. Y translates in Spanish as “and,” which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842749