Milwaukee International 2008
Oficial Tour by Paul Finger
Artistas de la isla invaden la feria Milwaukee Internacional Art Fair
Repuesto y un grupo de artistas puertoriqueños han sido invitados, por el curador del prestigioso centro de arte contemporáneo INOVA de la Universidad de Winsconsin, Nicholas Frank, a participar durante los días 16 y 17 de mayo de 2008 en el Milwaukee International Art Fair. Respuesto, una publicacion y archivo de imágenes en linea (Internet) ideado por el colectivo W&N, junto con los artistas Gamaliel Rodríguez, Pedro Vélez, Abdiel Segarra, Jacob Marchosky y Kristine Serviá dirán presente con piezas de instalación, dibujo, pintura, collage y objetos de sonido. La feria Milwaukee Internacional es reconocida en el plano internacional por su modelo poco convencional ya que la feria se celebra en una cervezería.
La participación de REPUESTO se suma a algunas de galerías de renombre como lo son Gavin Brown’s Enterprises, Daniel Reich, Leo Koenig, Western Exhibitions, y Willy Wonka de Oslo entre otros.
Island's Artists Invade Milwaukee International Art Fair
REPUESTO and a group of puertorrican artists have been invited, by the curator of the prestigious center of contemporary art INOVA from the University of Winsconsin, Nicholas Frank, to take part during the 16th and 17th of May 2008 at Milwaukee International Art Fair. REPUESTO, a publication and archive of art events images on line, designed by duo W&N, together with the artists Gamaliel Rodríguez, Pedro Vélez, Abdiel Segarra, Jacob Marchosky and Kristine Serviá will be present with pieces of installation, drawing, painting, collage and sound objects. The Milwaukee Internacional fair is recognized in the international scene by its slightly conventional model since the fair is celebrated in a brewery.
REPUESTO’s intervention adds to some renown galleries that will participate on the art fair like Gavin Brown's Enterprises, Daniel Reich, Leo Koenig, Western Exhibitions, and Willy Wonka from Oslo among others.
“I identify elements and daily situations that I re-contextualize through photography, drawings, collections and interventions. I use as starting point the literature, the text, the absence, the anonymity and the experience of the subject in, and with the mass media and the methods of reproduction of images.” Nowadays he performs as coordinator and cultural manager, focuses his work in the development of art projects and events where the labor of the artist joins to the social occupation as tool and resource of dialog and discussion. From 2006 he directs Conboca, a cultural publication which supports independent art proyects from the island; texts, reflections and reviews. Among his coordinated proyects are: Cataño DC: Cultural District (2008), Galería Candela in Photo Miami (2007), Methods for a Political Art from Puerto Rico in Zones Art Fair, Miami (2007), the direction of the project Art tracking (2007 to the present).
Born (1977) in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Gamaliel is a multidisciplinary artist who focuses in the studies of social-realism and the actual events; wars, consumerism, worldwide politics, and the global environments. He is constantly studying the conditions of social-realism in terms of how it affects us as individuals or as a society and how we react to these issues. His ideas are based on the concepts of re-appropriation, re-interpretation and deconstruction of messages based on Roland Barthes and his analysis of Semiotic. Rodriguez-Ayala obtained his Master Degree in Visual Arts at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Kent, England and a B.A. in Visual Arts and Communications at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in Puerto Rico.
“… stuff that I assume everyone knows but likes to be reminded of ...observations and experiments not so much to prove a point as to just remember...machines that are here to remind us that we don’t NEED machines to do the same thing (but they help).”
foto por: Ela Ziemba
Born inPuertoRico (1971)obtainedhisM.F.A.at theSchool oftheArt Institute of Chicago, and his
B.A. in Communications at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico. Vélez is an artist,
curator and writer, whose work adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, incorporating collage, painting, sculpture, photography, posters and web-based projects. He challenges the context and intent of art making, curatorial decisions and institutional settings by producing fake exhibition announcements, developing on-going fictional narratives on myspace.com and publishing art journals in the virtual realm. Selected exhibitions include Epilepsy, Pegatina, and Adult Porn at Plush Gallery in Dallas, GODFUCK at Galería Comercial, Puerto Rico, and Western Exhibitions, Chicago; Red Badge of Courage, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud at the Newark Arts Council; Manic and Wasted, LMCC/Swing Space, New York; Constant Disturbance: On Cultural Contamination and Foreign Agents at the CCE, Miami.
“My work identifies and explores methods by which human conditions are revealed, and how
these can potentially be altered. I’m currently interested in the bookform as a quotidian, collectable,
and longevous object; I planto collect and document testimonials that containdirect references to these specific qualities.”
She studies (M.F.A) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and obtained her B.A in Image and design at Escuela de Artes Plásticas in Puerto Rico.
To quit individuality, plays an important role in the work of duo W&N ( b. 1980 ). Since 2005, year
the duet was formed, they have developed a work that, almost inalterably, seeks to find lost memories of infancy. Through multidisciplinary techniques, from mostly didactic to playful ideas of perception they transform and evade the naturalization of every day objects. Caricature-like depictions, painting, photography, collage, printing, banners and workshops ( art / social service ) among others, are the means for which W&N investigate their sense of amorality.