In a salute to the latest edition of the CIRCA contemporary art fair, last night the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico (MAC), inaugurated Pasiones [Passions], a collective exhibition that gathers 27 artists whose works belong to the Permanent Collection of the MAC. The museum is located in Rafael M. de Labra historic building, Ponce de León Avenue (Stop 18) in Santurce, Puerto Rico.
This exhibition integrates two new works commissioned for the occasion: a performance by Bernat Tort and sound art pieces performed live by Colectivo Isleño de Artes Electrónicas [Island Collective of Electronic Arts]. Documentation of Tort’s performance, “on le devient” [one becomes it], will be added to the MAC’s Permanent Collection as a gift from the artist. This performance was co-sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Program of the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, the Sociedad Anónima Incorporada [Theater Company], and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico.
Curated by Dr. Lilliana Ramos-Collado, the exhibition brings together a great variety of techniques and stylistic choices by Caribbean and Latin American artists such as Olga Albizu, John Balossi, Félix Bonilla Norat, Nathan Budoff, Carlos Collazo, Nayda Collazo Llorens, Cristina Córdova, Ismael Frigerio, Susana Herrero Kundhardt, Rolando López Dirube, Jeannine Marchand, Guy Paizy, Polidesto, Nick Quijano, Nelson Rivera Rosario, Arnaldo Roche Rabell, Edgard Rodríguez Luiggi, Julio Rosado del Valle, Rafael Rosario Laguna, Melquíades Rosario Sastre, Noemí Ruiz, Aarón Salabarrías, Garvin Sierra, Omar Silva, Bernat Tort, Marco Trevisani, Víctor Vázquez, and Edwin Velázquez.
For more information on this and other MAC events, you may contact Evita Busa (787) 977-4030, extension 228.
For full articles (in Spanish), see http://www.primerahora.com/diario/noticia/cooltura/vive_a_tu_manera/pasiones_saludan_a_circa/360208 and http://noticias.universia.pr/tiempo-libre/noticia/2010/01/25/mac-recibe-circa-exhibicion-pasiones.html
[Shown here, a work by Garvin Sierra.]