Marina Reyes Franco, curator of the exhibition El momento del Yagrumo (The Moment of the Yagrumo), will lead a discussion about the exhibition that examines the following themes incorporated into contemporary art practices by artists located in the Caribbean and the Americas.
- The rights of nature
- Sovereignty and resistance
- The recovery of knowledge through artisan practices
The event will invite participants to reflect on these subjects through commentary on pieces by Carolina Caycedo, Grupo Thañí and Guido Yannitto, El Departamento de la Comida and Joiri Minaya.
Marina Reyes Franco is a Curator at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC). In 2010, she co-founded La Ene in Buenos Aires, an itinerant museum and collection. Recent projects include El momento del yagrumo and La llave / la clave, at MAC, San Juan; De Loiza a la Loiza, a MAC en el Barrio public art commission by Daniel Lind Ramos; Resisting Paradise, at Pública, San Juan and Fonderie Darling, Montreal; Watch Your Step / Mind Your Head, ifa-Galerie Berlin; The 2nd Grand Tropical Biennial in Loiza, Puerto Rico; Sucursal, MALBA in Buenos Aires, and numerous exhibitions at La Ene.
Photo credit: Exhibition view of works by Joiri Minaya in El momento del yagrumo (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, April 25 – September 19, 2021). Photography by Raquel Pérez Puig.