Six artists from Puerto Rico—all of whom are currently working as blog and web page editors—participated in a panel, “Encounter with Art Blogs: Puerto Rico and Beyond,” on Thursday, August 6 at the Museo de Arte de Ponce [Ponce Art Museum] at Plaza Las Américas (MAP@PLAZA). It was transmitted live simultaneously in San Juan, Chicago, and Berlín and was accessible online. The artists spoke about the importance and role of art blogs in Puerto Rico and beyond. The speakers also discussed the expectations and current attitudes towards blogging and arts journalism.
Carmen Olmo, from DondeVeoArte (http://www.dondeveoarte.com) served as moderator. Other participants included Javier Martínez from Autogiro (http://autogiro.cronicaurbana.com), Carlos Antonio Otero from El naufragio de las palabras (http://www.elnaufragiodelaspalabras.com),
Repuesto, W & N (http://repuestoweb.org), Lilliam Nieves y Arnaldo Román, live from Berlin, representing Trance Líquido (http://www.tranceliquido.com), and BoxScore’s Pedro Vélez, live from Chicago (http://boxscoreendivselpuebloylacultura.blogspot.com).
The collective talk/panel, which was organized by assistant curator curadora María Arlette de la Serna, was part of a series of educational programs at the Ponce Art Museum sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In celebration of the Ponce Art Museum’s 50th Anniversary, this cultural forum provides the public with encounters with artists, architects, writers, and cultural promoters. The lectures offer a way for the museum to include voices from the community during its process of re-opening in Ponce in the fall of 2010.
For more information see http://msa-x.msa-x.org/?p=1562 and http://www.vidadigital.net/blog/2009/08/01/encuentro-de-blogs-de-arte/