Amid the pandemic, Otero has been looking inward, pursuing a series of highly personal works about Puerto Rico. Hyperallergic sat down with him to discuss this new body of work, now on view in Life During Wartime.
Museums and institutions on the island are opening their doors as collection centers and charging stations, distributing supplies, offering art therapy, and fundraising.
“We want to demonstrate that the quality and resources to make this happen are here,” the fair’s co-founder told Hyperallergic.
During political protests across San Juan, Puerto Rico, police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets manufactured by weapons companies owned by Warren Kanders.
The streets of San Juan are filled with protesters outraged over misogynist, homophobic, and violent comments made by Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rosselló. Artists have played a key role in global awareness of the controversy.
Whereas the American government is providing loans to Puerto Rican victims of Hurricane Maria, Arte al Rescate is providing direct aid to victims by fundraising through the arts.
MassArt college is offering a fully-funded semester to 10 art students from Puerto Rico.
The saints demonstrate our ability to transform broken wood into something new.
The Puerto Rico-based artist duo examine a tense, close connection with a poetic show using sculpture, performance, photo, and video.
Since hurricane Maria hit, the arts nonprofit Beta-Local has been working with a network of artists and organizations on the island to take matters into their own hands.
Yasmín Hernández lives in Puerto Rico, and instead of attending a panel discussion at El Museo del Barrio in New York last week she sent this letter outlining the realities of post-hurricane life for an artist.
Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico features an intergenerational group of five artists wrestling with the history and materiality of painting.