breaking down the elephant

Ruth at the writing center (who somehow amazingly manages my artistic craziness and dyslexia) helped me come up with this metaphor for my work, based on the story of the elephant and the blind men. I think it might become my artist statement. ******************************************** Some people think that I am the true representation of the…

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Bitch Magazine

Acciones Plásticas was discussed in current issue of Bitch Magazine Lost and Found #38. The article is entitled The Princess Diaries: In an Age of Ostentation the J.A.P. is Back written by Julia Appel, a rabbinical student at Hebrew College. To view the full article (pdf version) click here One blogger on Jewschool questioned the…

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Nuevos Compañeros 2

Please Check for updates, as I continue to add more to this post. Dianna Montano Dianna Montano is currently finishing her BFA in sculpture/ installation/ new media art at Colorado State Univeristy in Albuquerque, NM. When I found her Ay Chico (Lengua Afuera) Music Video, on youtube I immediately contacted her and asked her if…

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Maya Escobar isn’t even Jewish

UPDATE: PHOTOS On an almost daily basis, I receive emails from people asking if I am in fact actually Jewish. Although I do find it somewhat bizarre that they find satisfaction in my acknowledgment of what I have already stated numerous times, I usually respond. Come to think of it, the occasions where I have…

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Identity Issues Affecting Puerto Rican Girls: An Artist Speaks

In her essay The Myth of the Latina Woman/ Just Met a Girl Named Maria, Judith Ortiz Cofer describes her Puerto Rican upbringing in a strict Catholic home in New Jersey, where she was taught to behave like a proper señorita. Cofer explains that the conflicting messages she received as a child, were those commonly…

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Nuevos Compañeros

So here I am introducing the best of the best… They will make you laugh, think, laugh some more and then go do something Ricardo from U N L O A D E D Ricardo is a Puerto Rican Jewish Playright. The first time I cam across his blog U N L O A D…

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your responses

RELATED POSTS Gallery Opening Next Phase of Acciones Plasticas Video Responses How does it feel to be called a JAP? Now I am asking you to participate. Hopefully viewing these images has caused you to question if and when similar stereotypes have been applied to you or those around you. Please take the time to…

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Producto? Inc

UPDATE Braulio was featured on artnet.com Artist Alfi Rolón performing as part of Braulio Espinosa Castillo’s “Artistas de Hoy” Circa ’07 also featured a row of smaller booths housing individual projects by invited artists. One of the most popular was “Artistas de Hoy,” a project stage-managed by Braulio Espinosa Castillo of Producto? Inc., for which…

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How does it feel to be called a JAP?

Please take this as an opportunity to let your voice be heard. I welcome anyone who would like to offer a response online, either written or in the form of a video blog. Remember that the acciones plásticas videos are not the stereotypes themselves, they are women who have be affected by their presence. I…

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