Name Descriptor: Ferrer, Rafael×
  • "Magnet - New York": conceptual, performance, environmental, and installation art by latin american artists in New York
    Stellweg, Carla
    In this article, scholar Carla Stellweg discusses the position of New York as the world art center during the 1960s and ‘70s, which attracted many artists from Latin America who came eager to experience its artistic effervescence firsthand. Through [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841710

  • A Ulysses of Puerto Rico
    Kind, Joshua
    The author, Joshua Kind, contends that Ferrer may be included in the category of contemporary artists interested in naïve style forms. In assemblage art, which is often deliberately amorphous, such qualities as the artist’s qualms are hidden from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842711

  • Arte conceptual : ¿Qué es? ¿Cómo se ha manifestado en Puerto Rico?
    Benítez, Marimar; Renta, Enrique; De Mater O' Neill, María; González, Julieta, 1968-
    In this essay, María de Mater O'Neill, Marimar Benítez, Julieta González, and Enrique Renta, who are all involved in art, join together to discuss their ideas about Conceptual art. O’Neill explains the development of Conceptual art, and suggests [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866822

  • Autobiography
    Ferrer, Rafael
    In this autobiography, Puerto Rican-born, New York-based artist Rafael Ferrer chronicles his life from 1933 to 1972. He discusses his early life in military school where he learned to play the drums; his mentoring by Spanish Surrealist émigré [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799304

  • Escultura actual en Puerto Rico
    Pérez-Lizano, Manuel
    Spanish critic Manuel Pérez Lizano asserts that sculpture has not developed as fully as painting in Puerto Rico for a number of reasons: the high price of works in that medium (there are few exhibitions of foreign sculptors in Puerto Rico due to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805159

  • Introduction
    Roulet, Laura
    In this essay, independent curator Laura Roulet maintains that Puerto Rican artists Rafael Ferrer, Antonio Martorell, Papo Colo, Ernesto Pujol, Pepon Osorio, Dahara Rivera, Charles Juhasz, and Arnaldo Morales have advanced the practice of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 797556

  • Introduction
    Ratcliff, Carter
    In this essay, American art critic Carter Ratcliff offers a wide-ranging analysis of the diverse themes explored by Puerto Rican-born, New York-based artist, Rafael Ferrer, in his exhibition, Deseo [Desire] from 1973. According to the author, Ferrer [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799276

  • Rafael Ferrer : an interview
    Kind, Joshua; Flanagan, Michael; Ferrer, Rafael
    In this wide-ranging interview conducted by Michael Flanagan and Joshua Kind with Rafael Ferrer, the artist starts by discussing how he made the transition from being a percussionist to exploring the visual arts. Ferrer purposefully did not seek any [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842538

  • Rafael Ferrer : in the torrid zone
    Levin, Kim
    This essay for the catalogue Impassioned Rhythms, written by Kim Levin for a retrospective exhibition of work by Rafael Ferrer, encompasses the diverse creative impulses behind this Puerto Rican-born artist. She examines his immersion in Process art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841748

  • The Guagua Aérea : one-way or round trip?
    Roulet, Laura
    In this essay, independent curator Laura Roulet provides a biographical sketch of Rafael Ferrer, Papo Colo, and Antonio Martorell, all Puerto Rican-born artists who were the first generation of Puerto Rican artists to dedicate themselves to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 797616