Public Art: 35 Pianos in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ana Teresa Toro (El Nuevo Día) reports that British artist’s Luke Jerram’s “Tócame, soy tuyo” [in Spanish, it may mean “Play me, I´m yours” or “Touch me, I´m yours.”] This public art project will occupy different squares in San Juan, Puerto Rico in May 4-28, 2012.

Presented by the Metropolitan Center for Design, the project involves placing 35 pianos in various strategic points in the city, where they will be “modified” by visual artists, but mainly serving as an invitation for the public to play a tune or just a note out of curiosity.

This public art project is also part of the series of side events related to the San Juan Polygraphic Triennial, sponsored by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture starting on April 28 at the Museo del Arsenal de la Puntilla.

The presentation of this work in Puerto Rico—which has been undertaken before in cities like New York, Barcelona, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Pécs, and Belfast, among others—is dedicated to the former governor, pianist, philanthropist and founder of Museo de Arte de Ponce, Luis A. Ferré.

For more information (in English), you may see http://www.streetpianos.com/

For full article, see http://www.elnuevodia.com/35pianosinvadiransanjuan-1191780.html

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