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Independent Spaces Built the Scene

Han sido las plataformas independientes las que han construido la escena

Colectivo Pornomiseria (Víctor Albarracín, Kevin Mancera, Edwin Sanchez, Francisco Toquica, and Cindy Triana), Limpieza Social (Un espectáculo de rehabilitación), 2006
Colectivo Pornomiseria (Víctor Albarracín, Kevin Mancera, Edwin Sanchez, Francisco Toquica, and Cindy Triana), Limpieza Social (Un espectáculo de rehabilitación), 2006. Performance view: Festival de Performance, Cali, Colombia, 2006. Photo: Helena Producciones

Ericka Florez discovers that Cali, Colombia, has emerged from the strife of the 1980s and ’90s with renewed artistic energy, thanks in part to enterprises like independent space lugar a dudas and collective Helena Producciones. More

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Museum, Musex, Mutext, Mutant: Giuseppe Campuzano’s Transvestite Machine

Museo, musexo, mutexto, mutante: la máquina travesti de Giuseppe Campuzano

Alejandro Gómez de Tuddo, The Virgin of Guacas (Portrait of Giuseppe Campuzano as the Virgin Dolorosa) (La Virgen de las Guacas [Retrato de Giuseppe Campuzano como Virgen Dolorosa]), 2007
Alejandro Gómez de Tuddo, The Virgin of Guacas (Portrait of Giuseppe Campuzano as the Virgin Dolorosa) (La Virgen de las Guacas [Retrato de Giuseppe Campuzano como Virgen Dolorosa]), 2007. Chromogenic print, 70 x 194 cm. Collection of the artist, Rome

Miguel Lopez explores the artistic and political legacy of philosopher, drag queen, and activist Giuseppe Campuzano, whose Museo Travesti de Peru (Transvestite Museum of Peru) mapped out a subversive politics of gender, memory, and representation. More

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Esteban Valdés’s Fuera de Trabajo and Its Influence

Fuera de Trabajo de Esteban Valdés y su influencia

Marxz Rosado, The Process for Attaining the Signature of Pedro Albizu Campos in Neon Lights (Proceso para conseguir la firma de Pedro Albizu Campos en luces de neón), 1977–2002
Marxz Rosado, The Process for Attaining the Signature of Pedro Albizu Campos in Neon Lights (Proceso para conseguir la firma de Pedro Albizu Campos en luces de neón), 1977–2002. Neon. Installation view, Tráfico Gráfico, Dr. Pío López Martínez Museum of Art at the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus, 2012. Photo: Courtesy of the Dr. Pío López Martínez Museum of Art at the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus

Esteban Valdés’s groundbreaking book of concrete poetry Fuera de Trabajo is, argues Marina Reyes Franco, a touchstone of Puerto Rican culture of the 1970s that was unjustly ignored until its rediscovery by artists after 2000. More

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A small gesture towards the capital B

Eko Nugroho, Taman Berbulan Kembar (Garden with Twin Moon), 2013
Eko Nugroho, Taman Berbulan Kembar (Garden with Twin Moon), 2013. Resin sculpture, plastic flowers, Muslim women’s prayer garments, dried flowers, embroidery, and mural, dimensions variable. Installation view, Jogyajakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Courtesy Qinyi Lim

Qinyi Lim questions the urgency and ethics of contemporary international biennnials, focusing on the Biennale Jogja XII and the Singapore Biennale 2013 as symptomatic of a “universalist regionalism” overly reliant on facile categories and keywords. More