A Temporal Chronology
A Trajectory of the Puerto Rican Workshop
Curated by Marcos Dimas
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This 1972 16mm film was shot in by Hector Nieves, Written and produced by Marcos Dimas and digitally rendered in 2020.
Eight not-to-bemissed shows offer scores of
creators and local art traditions from New York,
Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.
Artist Marcos Dimas, has installed a not-to-be-missed show. It’s titled “Temporal Chronology,” and that’s exactly what it is: a year-by-year timeline of the Workshop’s history mapped out on the gallery walls in hundreds of pieces of printed ephemera: exhibition posters, letters, protest signs, newspaper clips. The wraparound archive also doubles as a half-century document of unbroken community activism, which persists even as the community changes. And it’s a personal record of Dimas’s career as artist-worker and political witness. (What’s on the walls has been stored in his apartment.) The city should honor him with a medal, and give Taller Boricua an extra shot of funding.
Dimas’s name gets a mention in an ambitious group exhibition called “This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965-1975” at Americas Society.
Expanding the Scope of
'Latin American Art’
Dec. 16, 2021
Martín "Tito" Pérez
TALLER BORICUA GALLERY