Papo Colo retrospective at MoMA PS1


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MoMA PS1 revisits the seminal performance work of Puerto Rican artist Papo Colo, a pioneering figure in New York’s art scene since the 1970s. From May 22 through August 29, 2016, documentation from Colo’s early works will be on view in the museum’s lobby. The MoMA PS1 site underlines that the presentation will coincide with The Cleaner, “a new work the artist is performing in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, and will culminate in a festival in Puerto Rico in January, 2017, with the aim of drawing attention to the island’s present economic crisis.” [The MoMA PS1 gallery presentation is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator-at-Large, The Museum of Modern Art.]

Description (fromMoMA PS1 site): The MoMA PS1 presentation centers around Colo’s Superman 51 (1977), in which he drags a collection of fifty-one white pieces of wood behind him, tethered to his body with…

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