Art Exhibition: AURA—Puerto Rican Artists in New York, 1970s-1980s


There is still time to check out this exhibition—AURA: Puerto Rican Artists in New York, 1970s-1980s, which opened on January 24 and is on view until March 22, 2014. This exhibition, which is part of a broader project and was curated by Marcos Dimas and Néstor Otero, opened at Taller Boricua, artist workshop, event space and gallery at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, located at 1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York (entrance on Lexington Avenue between 105th and 106th Streets).

At the opening of the exhibition (January 24, 6:00-9:00pm), Taller Boricua also presented a Limited Edition autobiographical artist book, related to the exhibition’s genesis and trajectory—Néstor Otero: Concepts, references, and strategies in a process (Editorial Mandíbula).

Description: The exhibition “AURA: Puerto Rican Artists in New York, 1970s-1980s” is a prologue to a more ambitious project taken on by co-curators Marcos Dimas and Néstor Otero, in collaboration with Nitza Tufiño and Fernando Salicrup of the Taller Boricua, to document and preserve some of the artistic contributions made by Puerto Ricans, who have become an integral part of New York City’s multicultural landscape. This historical exhibition provides a glimpse of this reality through the presentation of photographs, posters, drawings, paintings, sculptures, constructions and narratives.

For more information on the gallery, you may call 212.831.4333 or visit

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