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  • ICAA Record ID
    1062194
    TITLE
    M.S.A., un laberinto de insinuaciones mágicas / Manuel Pérez-Lizano
    IN
    El Nuevo Día (San Juan, Puerto Rico). -- April 15, 1987.
    DESCRIPTION
    ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Reviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Pérez- Lizano, Manuel. “M.S.A., un laberinto de insinuaciones mágicas.” El Nuevo Día (San Juan, Puerto Rico), April 15, 1987.
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Synopsis

Manuel Pérez-Lizano, a Spanish critic who lived in Puerto Rico for some time, reviews the exhibition, Arte en function, organized by the MSA (Manifestación Sintetista Actualizada). The platform of the group maintains that anything on exhibition is art. Pérez-Lizano explains that the visual unity of the show rests on a single detail: the “labyrinthic [sic] space steeped in a sense of magic [due to] the layout of the show.” After commenting on the organization of the show, Pérez-Lizano discusses some of the artists who participated with videos, drawings, garments, lamps, prints, and publications. In his view, the exhibition is “a must see.”

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The Galería M.S.A. (Manifestación Sintetista Actualizada) was established in Old San Juan by Teo Freytes and Yrsa Dávila on the fifth floor at calle San Francisco 266, as a space where visual arts would be presented side-by-side with dance, theater, video, and poetry. Within this space, there would be no labeling of works by genre, since the M.S.A. considered everything to be art; which is why no censorship was applied. In addition to holding events to run parallel with exhibitions, the space was used to introduce the work of young and emerging artists of Puerto Rico.

Researcher
Flavia Marichal Lugo
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico