The editorial categories are research topics that have guided researchers during the recovery phase and continue to be the impetus behind the Documents Project’s digital archive and the Critical Documents book series. Developed by the project’s Editorial Board, each of the teams analyzed this framework and adapted it to their local contexts in developing their research objectives and work plans during the Recovery Phase. Learn more on the Editorial Framework page.
The brochure for de puerta en puerta (door to door), an exhibition curated by Silvia Carman Cubiña of installations by Puerto Rican-born, New York-based artist Pepon Osorio included a biography, a short description of the exhibition, and a write up for each of the installations. The four installations were shown simultaneously in four major institutions in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Escuela de Bellas Artes in collaboration with the Museo de San Juan presented Badge of Honor from 1995; the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico presented Scene of the Crime...(Whose Crime?) from 1993; the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico presented No Crying Allowed in the Barbershop from 1994. Moreover, House Visits, from 2000, was an itinerant project meant to be housed by several different people in different houses across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. The exhibition also included educational programs, an international symposium, and an extensive scholarly publication.
Born in 1955 in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Pepon Osorio is one of the most important artists in the United States today. A master of installation art, his work is known for baroque and polemically charged environments. The artist’s use of mass-produced objects coupled with a socio-anthropological savvy that he gained in part from having been a social worker in the South Bronx offers the spectator the potential for multiple readings of his work. In the end they speak not only to the Latino community but to society in general. Among the many awards Osorio has received, it is important to highlight that he was a 1999 recipient of both the CalArts/Alpert Award in the Arts, and the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship.