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In this document, independent curator, Laura Roulet provides a biographical sketch of Charles Juhasz and Arnaldo Morales—two artists that the author has identified as the third generation of Puerto Rican artists to dedicate their work to installation art. She observes that these young artists have achieved critical success in Puerto Rico; their playful installations employ recycled machines and toys that respond to the postindustrial age. Roulet gives a critical analysis of the following works: Travestoys (1994) and Punto de Fuga (1998) by Charles Juhasz, and Tatauee No. 97 (1997) and Huran 98 (1998) by Arnaldo Morales.
Laura Roulet is an independent curator and critic specializing in Latin American, specifically Puerto Rican art. During the 1990s, Roulet lived in Puerto Rico for seven years. Out of this experience materialized Contemporary Puerto Rican Installation Art: The Guagua Aérea, the Trojan Horse, and the Termite, the first book published on Puerto Rican installation art and where this introduction was published.
For other related essays (see doc. No. 797616; doc. No. 797656; and doc. No. 797559).