Carry-On: Puerto Rico Inspected – Exhibiting  35 contemporary artists of Puerto Rico. curated by Beto Torrens and Anabel Vázquez • Now Showing.

Welcome to this stimulating exhibit of 35 contemporary artists. 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.

In its third incarnation, “Carry-On: Puerto Rico Inspected”, comes to the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture in Chicago. This multi-media contemporary exhibition glimpses into the vehement beauty of the work that is being produced in Puerto Rico and its diasporas. First exhibited at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston, MA at the beginning of fall 2011, and then in NYC at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center during the winter of 2011, “Carry-On: Puerto Rico Inspected” has become a nomad sort of exhibit that needs to carry-on.

Capturing the individual style of each artist in the haunting allure the exhibit as a whole embodies, the work is both contemporary and volatile. Exploring various ideas within the insular background of the artists: such as, the portability of the physical artwork, its journey here, and self reflections, and inspections of the complex layers within social, political, and economic realities.

This dynamic national-transnational collaboration aims to extend boundaries and disseminate forward contemporary arts and culture.

Beto Torrens & Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez

Portable
(Latin portatum, supine portare, to carry)
1. adj. Movable and portable

Artists:
Aby Ruiz, Abey Charrón, Admín Torres, Alberto Mier, Anabel Vázquez,
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 Opening Exhibit: Flickr Photos