New Art Exhibit in NYC Celebrates Puerto Rico

Caliban
Melvin Martinez

Summer is in full swing, and we’ve got an art exhibit you can’t miss this season in the Big Apple. Instituto Cervantes New York has a new art exhibit, Calibán, on display. The exhibit highlights pieces of Puerto Rican art that are created by contemporary Puerto Rican artists.

The artists that are part of the exhibit are included in the publication “Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes.” For inspiration, the artists used the essays “Calibán” by Roberto Fernández Retamar, “The Exile of Calibán” by Ivan de la Nuez, and Willam Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” to create their works. Best part: every piece of art is unique and has a defining narrative.

Caliban
Alia Farid

The artists include Chemi Rosado Seijo, Karlo-Andrei Ibarra, Melvin Martínez, Radamés 'Juni' Figueroa, Jesús 'Bubu' Negrón and Alia Farid. These artists are different in that they use different mediums and are both traditional and nontraditional, but they all experiment with art and use it to explore their cultural heritage.

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The exhibit will be on display until August 29, 2015. Private tours are not available, but a bilingual text is available to guide guests.   

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