The Institute of Puerto Rican Culture (ICP) announces the third edition of San Juan’s Poly/Graphic Triennial “El Panal/The Hive” [Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan, El Panal/The Hive], which opens on April 28, 2012 with the participation of over 150 local and international artists. Related activities will continue until August 25, 2012. Among the many activities going on this weekend, today, April 27, at 6:00pm, there will be pre-opening activities at exhibitions at National Gallery, Casa Blanca, and Casa de los Contrafuertes (a project by Charles Juhasz Alvarado and Colección Maravilla) [see following posts for more information: 2012 Poly/Graphic Triennial: Deborah Cullen Reviews the Casa de los Contrafuertes Project and Art Exhibition: “Independientes” at Casa de los Contrafuertes].
The Poly/Graphic Triennial is an official cultural event, led by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture and coordinated by its Fine Arts Program, through which it seeks to promote experimental practices of contemporary art with an emphasis on printmaking and its multiple manifestations. Secretary of State Kenneth McClintock states, “The Triennial places San Juan on the cultural map of the hemisphere, attracts visitors to Puerto Rico, generates economic activity, and provides our young people with a window through which to observe how art emerges in a world of new means of expression.”
This year, the exhibition will center on the spaces of three emblematic buildings of the ICP: the National Gallery, Casa Blanca [White House] and the Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española [Old Arsenal of the Spanish Navy]. At the National Gallery and Casa Blanca there will be two exhibitions of historical background, while the Arsenal will feature the best of the recent production of established and emerging artists.
[Many thanks to Yrsa Dávila for bringing this information to our attention.]