Puerto Rico

No Borders: Artists in "Out/Side & In/Between" at School 33 navigate sense of place, culture, self-image, and immigration

No Borders: Artists in "Out/Side & In/Between" at School 33 navigate sense of place, culture, self-image, and immigration

Nosing into the decorative white-painted wooden walls and peering inside Puerto Rican artist Eric Rivera Barbeito's piece titled 'Gracias,' a small house structure with a metal roof near the gallery's entrance, I feel a slight breeze against my knees coming from the AC unit that's blasting in this otherwise empty, doorless structure built on stilts. Though it's not usually polite or relevant for a reviewer to point out the prices of art objects in a show, Rivera Barbeito's prices here are built into his concept: If you want to own this particular piece you're going to have to pony up $70 billion, "a.k.a. the cost of being complacent." That $70 billion is the...

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