13.  ARTchives Method and Documentation Series at Centro

Mural of the twenty-foot long slave ship taken from the original 1993 sculpture by artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez

ARTchives Method and Documentation Series at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library and Archives is currently hosting a solo exhibit by renowned sculpture artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez. You might recognize his name as being the very first Percent for Art sculpture artist, whose sculpture entitled Growth was installed at the East Harlem Art Park (1985) during the Koch administration.

At Centro Library, Mr. Rodriguez maps four decades of his artistic career, including A Monument to the 500 Years of Cultural Reversal of America, which is an indictment of the negative aspects of the colonization of the New World. This exhibit includes prints of the American continents as they looked before and after Columbus’s journey, and the actual ceramic slaves used in his original sculpture, commissioned by Mayfair 93, which was a twenty-foot long medieval slave ship. The solo exhibit of the work of Jorge Luis Rodriguez is on view at The Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library and Archives, Hunter College Silberman Building, 2180 Third Avenue, at 119th Street, through March 25, 2016.

Next, check out the urbanism oriented art installations and exhibits to see in March


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