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  • ICAA Record ID
    798149
    TITLE
    [Writers characterize the Caribbean as playground...]
    IN
    Contemporary Puerto Rican Installation Art : the Guagua Aérea, the Trojan Horse and the Termite. -- San Juan, Puerto Rico : Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 2000
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 88-90
    LANGUAGES
    English
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Roulet, Laura. "[Writers characterize the Caribbean as playground...]." In Contemporary Puerto Rican Installation Art: The Guagua Aérea, the Trojan Horse and the Termite, 88- 90. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 2000.
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Synopsis

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.

Annotations

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).

Researcher
Yasmin Ramirez
Credit
Courtesy of University of Puerto Rico Press, San Juan, Puerto Rico