Documents of 20th-century Latin American and Latino Art

www.mfah.org Home

IcaadocsArchive

Document first page thumbnail
Synopsis

The Puerto Rican critic Enrique García Gutiérrez reviews the exhibition, Asogues, that was held at the Galería Luigi Marrozzini from January through March 1996. The exhibition featured works by the Puerto Rican artist Ada Bobonis, including three drawings and thirteen hanging sculptures made of rope, fishing line, and ink. These works which, as the artist herself admits, are born of random circumstances, and are “a tangle of semantics and images that draw the viewer into scatological, sexual interpretations,” according to García Gutiérrez.  

Annotations

The works exhibited by Ada Bobonis (Río Piedras, PR, b. 1963) at her exhibition, Asogues, included: Semillero [Seedbed]; Racimo [Bunch]; Nudo [Knot]; Hueso [Bone]; and Sin título [Untitled]. These knotted and plaited rope sculptures create silhouettes—some of which are erotic—and were accompanied by a companion set of large drawings. Bobonis studied art at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios [Arts and Trades School] in Llotja, Barcelona, and at the University of Barcelona, from which she graduated in 1989 with a degree in fine art, as a painting major.

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