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This document is a press release announcing the first exhibition of the MSA (Manifestación Sintetista Actualizada) group, which operated out of a two-floor space (fourth and fifth floors) on San Francisco Street in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. In addition to providing details about the exhibition—date, time, and place— it also explains the purpose and intentions that the MSA had in the art scene.


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.

Flavia Marichal Lugo
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Courtesy of Yrsa Dávila and Teo Freytes Collection, San Juan, Puerto Rico