2016


Nuestro Tema: Llamada y Respuesta

We connect through images, designs, and slogans. It is through representations that people communicate preferences and associations. Colors like red, white, and blue bring to mind the American flag or, with a slight addition of a single star, Puerto Rico’s flag. Even within communities, however, there may be differences in representations. The choice of background […]


Unpacking Hispañola: Scherezade Garcia and Firelei Báez

Through April 8, 2016 Unpacking Hispañola re-envisions the processes that construct historical narratives, racial subjectivity, and gender roles through the work of Dominican American visual artists Scherezade Garcia and Firelei Báez. Both artists create images that complicate the traditional distinctions between myths and historical ‘facts’, questioning the very nature of historical narratives. Channeling their own racialized […]