Cite, Site, Sights

Dispatches on Latin American art and culture

February 9, 2015

San Juan

The B-side

SAN JUAN - Este país… ¡no existe! [This country… doesn’t exist!], a play by Myrna Casas, was first staged in Río Piedras in 1993 at a critical political junction; official government activities celebrated the 5th centenary of the island’s “discovery,” and the second referendum on its political status resulted in maintaining Puerto Rico as an unincorporated territory of the United States.

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January 21, 2015

Cali

Unity Is Strength

CALI - Cities on the periphery have become a fertile testing ground for strategies of alternative production and diffusion within the Latin-American map.

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May 14, 2014

This is Not Archaeology

Notes on the Peruvian desert

LIMA - Lima sprawls over an arid landscape—between the ocean and the mountains—full of pre-hispanic remnants forgotten by modernity, that are now reappearing like palimpsests in the fog of a capital city that is characterized by its historic fusion.

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May 14, 2014

Recife, peripheral?

RECIFE - Let’s try to subvert the inferiority complex that might be attached to the term “peripheral” when used to map the agents, places and proposals of Recife’s artistic landscape; the usual ones, the resistant ones, and the ones that continue daring to risk.

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