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Promesa: The Fiscal Crisis in Puerto Rico and the Debt of Artists | Occupy Museums@El Museo
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:00PM
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue
Join us for a discussion about the Debtfair Art Project, an installation and research-based work by the collaborative group Occupy Museums that features work by 10 artists from Puerto Rico. Discussion will focus on the debt crisis, the implications of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) and artists’ relationship to this economic reality in Puerto Rico. Featured speakers are Yarimar Bonilla, professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University; Noah Fischer, artist, activist and co-founder of Occupy Museums, Yasmin Hernández, artist, activist and educator; Christopher Lew, curator, Whitney Museum of American Art; Celestino Ortiz, artist, musician and performer, and Adrián Viajero Román, artist, activist, and educator.