If you are in Chicago tonight, don't miss 'Open 24 Hours', an interactive installation punctuated with performances and workshops by Chicago-based artist @edrasoto at @mcachicago .
In this work, Edra prompts visitors to consider the nature of urban space, cross-cultural dynamics, the legacy of colonialism, and personal responsibility.
@edrasoto exhibited at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space between April 1st and May 1st, 2016. Throughout this time, the artist had installed GRAFT. Realized in many Chicago locations, GRAFT focuses on elaborate screen-like porch enclosures known as rejas, ubiquitous throughout Puerto Rico. For the installation at Cuchifritos, Edra produced a takeaway newspaper in which various writers reflected on the complex colonial influences that brought rejas into being. The newspaper and the reja installed in the gallery window could be contemplated from seats modeled on San Juan’s bus shelters, another feature of the island’s unique architectural vernacular.
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