Name Descriptor: Osorio, Pepón, 1955-×
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Image and Play as a Strategy for Latina o Agency
    Suaréz, Bibiana, 1960-
    2006
    In this lecture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Puerto Rican-born artist Bibiana Suarez presents an overview of her work and considers the role of race and ethnicity in her art. She begins the lecture by explaining her ethnic background and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867498

  • Introduction
    Roulet, Laura
    2000
    In this essay, independent curator Laura Roulet maintains that Puerto Rican artists Rafael Ferrer, Antonio Martorell, Papo Colo, Ernesto Pujol, Pepon Osorio, Dahara Rivera, Charles Juhasz, and Arnaldo Morales have advanced the practice of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 797556

  • 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

  • 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 : Redefining the Boundaries for Installation Art
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    2000
    This art magazine article on Pepón Osorio overviews his career trajectory since the late 1980s, suggesting that he has pushed boundaries with his site-specific installations. His work addresses social issues by engaging in community outreach [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1344055

  • 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

  • Pepón Osorio : Transboricua
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    1999
    These exhibition notes explain RISD’s (Rhode Island School of Art and Design) Art ConText series and artist Pepón Osorio’s work Transboricua. These socially engaged installations originate from his past experiences as a social [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1344071

  • 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

  • Ritual in performance
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    2008
    This exhibition essay discusses several Central American and Caribbean artists who draw on rituals in their performative works, including Ernesto Pujol, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, José Bedia, Pepón Osorio, Tania Bruguera, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1344103

  • The artists respond: art, culture, politics
    Sánchez, Juan, 1954-
    1998
    “The Artists Respond: Art, Culture, Politics” is a transcript of artists’ responses to questions posed by Juan Sánchez, curator of the exhibition The Puerto Rican Equation: Puerto Rican Artists Ponder 100 Years Since the 1898 Invasion. Among [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842672

  • 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 Puerto Rican equation
    Sánchez, Juan, 1954-
    1998
    This document is a proposal for The Puerto Rican Equation, an exhibition to commemorate the 1898 invasion of Puerto Rico by the United States, and which would feature Puerto Rican artists who were born and lived in either Puerto Rico or the United [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867574

  • The Trojan horse
    Roulet, Laura
    2000
    In this essay, independent curator Laura Roulet provides a biographical sketch of Puerto Rican artists Pepon Osorio, Ernesto Pujol, and Dhara Rivera, the second generation of Puerto Rican artists to dedicate themselves to installation art. She [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 797656