"My agenda is not their agenda" - Puerto Rico, 2012.
Quintin Rivera Toro es un artista puertorriqueño que explora la escultura y la performance llevando a cabo obras que suponen un análisis actualizado de las relaciones humanas. También es cofundador del espacio AREA, Lugar de Proyectos en Caguas, Puerto Rico. En su trabajo Quintín pretende involucrar a otras personas y colectivos, ya sea formando parte de la obra o mediante la posibilidad de participar en ella: su objetivo es acercarse a un estudio de la colectividad. Sus piezas, siempre de carácter conceptual y bajo preceptos minimalistas, hacen uso del humor y la ironía focalizando sobre sucesos de la vida política o conductas sociales cuestionables. Actualmente ha mostrado su obra en Cuba, México, España, Bulgaria, Alemania y EEUU.
Quintín Rivera Toro is a Puerto Rican artist who explores sculpture and performance carrying out works that suppose an updated analysis of human relations. Is also co-founder of AREA, Lugar de Proyectos in Caguas, Puerto Rico. In his work Quintín involve other people and groups, either as part of the work or through the possibility of participating in it: its objective is to make an approach study of the community. His pieces, always of a conceptual nature and under minimalist precepts, use humor and irony focusing attention on events of political life or questionable social behaviors. He has also exhibited his work in Cuba, Mexico, Spain, Bulgaria, Germany and USA.
This season we piloted our Teen Apprentice program and we couldn't be happier that the first play they are doing is THE UNDERGROUND LIBRARY! This play may come from South Africa, but its themes are timely and relevant for American audiences of all ages. #spinningdottheatre 💙💚
Day 96 // 100 Days Action Flag Unveiling
ACTION: FLY YOUR FlAG.
100 Days Action paired up with artist Cristina Victor to design a flag of resistance. Through workshops between the organizers and the artist, 100 Days Action discussed what it means to resist, what it means to endure, and how we saw ourselves as an artistic platform during these 100 days. We tried to imagine a future of resilience and artistic coming together. Our flag will be unveiled on 4/26, with a march planned in the future. Keep your eye out.
#macaquinhos “ALLES WIRD LOCH / HERSEY DELIK OLUYOR“ CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT! "Everything becomes a hole, that’s how Paul B. Preciado described the deconstruction of sex and liberation from the phallus in the Counter-Sexual Manifesto. And so the nine performers of the Brazilian artist group Macaquinhos (Monkeys) go beyond, starting with the North-South divide of their own body. The anus as a physical metaphor for the South, socially delegitimized and excluded, subject to the normative North by colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchy. Macaquinhos questions the production of knowledge, the eminence of interpretation, and, last but not least, the social construction of body and art. No other performance has triggered such violent reactions in Brazil. But this is no wonder, as the performance does away with stereotypes like the much-praised freedom of movement and the sensuous physicality of Brazilians. The removal of body-related taboos is taken literally, and is implemented by the choreography. In dance constellations with different choreographies, the performers produce an associative attraction which always puts the audience in unusual situations. In short, this is about the anus, the most democratic and tabooed body orifice of all. The performance is a tribute to beauty and freedom, away from an industrial porn aesthetic. The collective Macaquinhos negates hierarchies and produces diversity from below. Decolonization deluxe!
The Macaquinhos collective consists of artists of very heterogeneous backgrounds. Some members have a dance career in other companies, while others are aspiring photographers or drag queens. Due to the current political situation in Brazil, the future work of the collective is at risk.
@fintan_magee's piece for @nuartaberdeen "The Broken Wall" is massive, and has a lot of context behind it. In his own words: "In 2008 the Scottish government approved a Donald Trump Golf Course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The Development has been a disaster, destroying hundreds of acres of sand dunes and pristine natural coastline while forcing locals off their land and delivering only 98 of the 6000 jobs Trump promised to the local economy. Trump also ended up in a public battle with a number of the local farmers who refused to sell their land, claiming the farmer’s homes were ‘slum like’ and would spoil the view from his hotel he regularly cut off their water and electricity and eventually built and wall and row trees around the homes blocking their views. People in Aberdeen now fly Mexican flags around the golf course to protest trump and his actions.
This mural painted in the Aberdeen city centre depicts three locals standing on top of a broken wall. Painted in the context of the Trump Presidency, Brexit and the rise of Le pen and other far right figures in Europe this piece acts as a protest against Trumpism and those who wish to build walls and divide us." #fintanmagee#nuart#nuartaberdeen#nuartaberdeen2017#mural#muralart#street#streetart#urban#urbanart#urbancontemporary#thewall#wall#wethepeople#scotland#powertothepeople#political#politicalart#gobigorgohome
Photo by @bktallman