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Carry-on: Puerto Rico Inspected, Galería Yemayá
Carry-On: Puerto Rico Inspected

Touring exhibition of 35 contemporary artists from Puerto Rico exploring “portability” through performance, painting, sculpture, photography, mix-media, sound, and video, co-curated by Beto Torrens & Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez.
Boston - NYC - Chicago - Georgia
2012 - 2013

Carry-On: Puerto Rico Inspected
Part exchange part exposé, this curatorial collaboration was inspired and imported from the current ongoing charged art scene of the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.

Artists: Aby Ruiz, Abey Charrón, Admín Torres, Alberto Mier, Aslan, Alexis Bousquet, Bobby Cruz, Beto Torrens, Bubu Negrón, Gerardo Cloquell, Elsa María Meléndez, Héctor Rafael, Iván Girona, Ismo, Jorge Rito Cordero, Jason Mena, Joelly Rodríguez, Juan Negroni, Karlo Ibarra, Lara Calo, Norma Vila Rivero, Nina Méndez Martí, Nepo, Manuel Rodríguez, Myritza Castillo, Melvin Martínez, Alexis Díaz(La Pandilla), Omar Velázquez, Omar Banuchi, Omar Obdulio, Quique Rivera Rivera, Rafa Miranda, Vincent Diaz Negron, Yolanda Velázquez, and Zinthia Vázquez Viera.

CARRY-ON: Puerto Rico Inspected, presents a multi-media contemporary exhibition glimpsing into the vehement beauty of the work that is being produced in Puerto Rico and its diasporas. The haunting allure the exhibit as a whole embodies, presents work that is both contemporary and volatile. The insular background of the artists are explored and referenced, while the portability of the physical artwork, its journey here and its self reflections uncover the complex layers of social, political, and economical realities. This national-transnational collaboration aims to extend boundaries and disseminate forward Puerto Rican contemporary arts and culture.

- Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez & Beto Torrens


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