"Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors" opens at El Museo del Barrio

Jan 11 2017 - Apr 30 2017


El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Avenue
New York, NY

Opening Reception:

Jan 11 2017

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors presents sculptures, sound works, photographs and videos by the San Juan based artist. An artist, writer, and educator, she has been producing works for over 13 years based out of her native Caribbean island of Puerto Rico—a site known for its long colonial history with Spain and the United States. Santiago Muñoz is mostly known as a video artist, who uses the camera to propose alternative depictions of Caribbean environments, politics, and identity, bringing forth explorations that reinterpret the region’s history and current conditions. Borrowing from the strategies of performance, film, and anthropology, she focuses on indigenous cosmologies, post-military spaces, and syncretic religions. In her works, she poses philosophical questions about the nature and construction of being to reimagine complex social histories and post-colonial conditions.

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