Art in Question

Explore the exhibition ENTREDICHOS (In Question) at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico.

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

Entredichos [In Question]

In QuestionMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

The exhibition ENTREDICHOS (In Question) reveals details of the social and political conditions of a particular moment in our history and proposes an approach to our culture from the standpoint of the tensions, contradictions, and complexities that define it.

Spirit of the CutMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

Daniel Lind Ramos
The Spirit of the Cut
1996
Assemblage with found, created and intervened objects
120” x 96” (304.8 x 243.8 x 5 cm.)

Spirit of the CutMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

Daniel Lind Ramos
The Spirit of the Cut (detail)
1996
Assemblage with found, created and intervened objects
120” x 96” (304.8 x 243.8 x 5 cm.)

Spirit of the CutMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

Daniel Lind Ramos
The Spirit of the Cut (detail)
1996
Assemblage with found, created and intervened objects
120” x 96” (304.8 x 243.8 x 5 cm.)

Spirit of the CutMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

Daniel Lind Ramos
The Spirit of the Cut (detail)
1996
Assemblage with found, created and intervened objects
120” x 96” (304.8 x 243.8 x 5 cm.)

Spirit of the CutMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

Daniel Lind Ramos
The Spirit of the Cut (detail)
1996
Assemblage with found, created and intervened objects
120” x 96” (304.8 x 243.8 x 5 cm.)

In QuestionMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

ENTREDICHOS builds conceptual bridges between our gazes and the gazes of others with respect to the importance and diversity of meanings that can be derived from our history and its processes, from the many different ways of interpreting it, feeling it, and debating it.

The works depicted here include The Spirit of The Cut, by Daniel Lind Ramos; Every Inmigrant Contains a Secret: The Life They Left Behind, by Mónica Ching; Venus (Homage to Botticelli), by Iván Girona; and Three Friends, by Ramón Bulerín.

In QuestionMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

The exhibition takes works from the MAC’s permanent collection that suggest approaches to issues such as power, history, race, migration, identity, family, education, poverty, the Anthropocene Epoch, and the economic, political, and social violence that characterizes our moment.

The works depicted here include Venus (Homage to Botticelli), by Iván Girona; and Three Friends, by Ramón Bulerín; and Animinchín, by Martín García-Rivera.

In QuestionMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

The selection of works done by artists of several generations—Puerto Rican, Caribbean, and Latin American, and their respective migrations—points toward our objective to approach the notion of “nationalism” and “the national” by rising above an insular perspective and considering the contributions of the diaspora and reconsidering Puerto Rico’s Caribbean-regional and Latin American-cultural position in today’s world.

The works depicted here include Smoke Curtain, by Antonio Martorell; Intermezzo, Ship Adrift, by Garvin Sierra; The Sorcerer's Chamber, by Jaime Romano; Bamboo, by Myrna Báez; and River Mouth, by Javier Orfón.

In QuestionMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

The works depicted here include The Sorcerer's Chamber, by Jaime Romano; Bamboo, by Myrna Báez; and River Mouth, by Javier Orfón.

In QuestionMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

Our invitation to Puerto Ricans living here and Puerto Ricans and others from abroad is to an open and inclusive multicultural dialogue about our present and to a consideration of bold, courageous, even brash visions for the future development of Puerto Rico.

The works depicted here include Intermezzo, Ship Adrift, by Garvin Sierra; The Sorcerer's Chamber, by Jaime Romano; Bamboo, by Myrna Báez; River Mouth, by Javier Orfón; BORDER MOVEMENT... [Grenzbewegung… / movimiento fronterizo…], by Marina Barsy Janer; and Descojón Island, by Rafael Vargas Bernard.

In QuestionMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

The works depicted here include Monument I, by Osvaldo Budet and Shonah Trescott; and Moratorium, by Carlos Irizarry.

In QuestionMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

In QuestionMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

Rafael Vargas Bernard
Descojón Island 1
2016
Acrylic and oil paint, airbrush on cedar wood created with vertical plotter designed and programmed by the artist
96” x 48” (243.8 x 121.9 cm.)

In QuestionMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

In QuestionMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

Credits: Story

IN QUESTION
New Acquisitions in the Permanent Collection of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

Curated by Marianne Ramírez Aponte, Chief Curator and Executive Director, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

Participating artists: Aarón Salabarrías, Barbara Díaz Tapia, Iván Girona, Marina Barsy Janer, Máximo Colón, Antonio Martorell, Daniel Lind Ramos, Elsa María Meléndez, Erik Miles, Garvin Sierra, Javier Orfón, Martín García Rivera, Mónica Ching, Myrna Báez, Pablo Delano, Dhara Rivera, Jaime Carrero, Rafael Vargas Bernard, Jaime Romano, Carlos Irizarry, Myritza Castillo, Marcos Irizarry, Osvaldo Budet and Shonah Trescott, Ramón Bulerín, Viveca Vázquez, and Annex Burgos.

Photography: Antonio Ramírez Aponte

Credits: All media
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