Summer of '19
Allora & Calzadilla, Halil Altindere, Julieta Aranda, Karla Claudio Betancourt, Guerreiro do Divino Amor, Lola Gonzàlez, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, and UuDam Tran Nguyen
Using artist Karla Claudio Betancourt’s videos of the protests in Puerto Rico that resulted in the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló in July 2019 as a narrative thread, the selection of works in Summer of ’19 approaches issues of displacement, forced migration, politics, tourism as a means of oppression, gender roles, activism, and mourning. All of these concerns were central to the protest movement in Puerto Rico and emphasize shared struggles that go beyond borders and often force people to cross them too. Summer of ‘19 is an anachronistic collection of images that evoke situations that kept us busy and active in protests around the world. Research into the KADIST Collection was guided by meta words and tags that led to finding the works, emphasizing the digital nature of the curatorial project.
Curated by Marina Reyes Franco