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MSA (Updated Synthesized Manifesto), synthesis of ideas, individuals and mediums involved in the creative process. This experimental space existed (1985-1991) on the fifth floor of the old building of the SINGER sewing machine company in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, previous Libreria Campos. Opened on August 30-31, 1985 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, by Teo Freytes, Yrsa Dávila, César Stephenberg and Roberto Torres, on the same days that the country was shaken with a series of arrests in Puerto Rico, and some cities in United States by FBI against citizens linked to the island's independence movements, specifically to the group calling itself "Los Macheteros", but that's another story.

It was a space where visual arts would be presented side-by-side with dance, theater, music, performances, video, and poetry. Within this space, there would be no labeling of works by genre, since the M.S.A. considered everything to be art; which is why no censorship was applied. In addition to holding events to run parallel with exhibitions, the space was used to introduce the work of young and emerging artists of Puerto Rico and as a workshop for artists. Only one rule: Autonomy / Synthesis = The artist decides what he presents and is responsible for the content of his work.

Place of encounters and debates where the vital element is art, in its different manifestations and the synthesis of everyday elements that confronts the viewer with the surrounding world, without restrictions. 30 years later we continue with this task, now in the virtual space.

Teo Freytes, Yrsa Dávila

MSA-X blog

Observing the creative phenomena. 
Observando el fenomeno creativo.

Elsa-Melendez

Elsa Maria Melendes web site

NADA

Nada is an art web stie of nothing

Past flash artists page

the original main web site of MSA-X on artist and there work

below some of the new content of hour blog

UDO NÖGER at Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami, 2019

UDO NÖGER ARTIST’S STATEMENT A

sovereign’s discourse upon light and space is characteristic of Nöger’s paintings. In his sensuous, delicately color-shaded works he pursues the traditional parameters of painting. He explores the possibilities of the interaction of light, color and open space. His recent work incorporates translucent materials, which emphasize the artist’s interest in light and its manifestations. 

FREDRIC SNITZER GALLERY , Alexandre Arrechea, “Uninhabited Order”, Miami 2019

FREDRIC SNITZER GALLERY , Alexandre Arrechea, “Uninhabited Order”, Miami 2019

Following a fascination with the performative nature of historical narratives, Cuban-born artist Alexandre Arrechea brings new work under the banner Uninhabited Order to Fredric Snitzer Gallery. Mixing multi-media installations, sculptural pieces, and wall length watercolors, Arrechea assembled structures that are both devoid of physical presence and inhabited in a new way. 

AFRICOBRA: Messages to the People, MOCA museum, Miami,1918-2019

AFRICOBRA: Messages to the People

MOCA presents a groundbreaking exhibition celebrating the founding of AFRICOBRA – the Black artist collective that helped define the visual aesthetic of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the collective, which came out of Chicago.

Judy Chicago: A Reckoning, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, 2018

Judy Chicago: A Reckoning
Special Exhibition

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami presents “Judy Chicago: A Reckoning,” a major survey of works by the pioneering feminist artist. This exhibition highlights Chicago’s iconographic transition from abstraction to figuration, and explores the ways in which the artist’s strong feminist voice transforms our understanding of modernism and its traditions.

“Artists and friends” in the Hamlet Collection,Kendall Art Center, Miami, 2018

Artists and friends” in the Hamlet Collection is the second exhibition presented by The Rodríguez Collection in collaboration with other private collections as part of the program to unveil art that was produced in Cuba and today is preserved outside the island.

William N. Copley: “The Coffin They Carry You Off In”, ICA Miami, 2018

“William N. Copley: The Coffin They Carry You Off In” presents a group of paintings from 1956 to 1958 highlighting the artist’s critical yet humorous perspective on both European and American culture.

D-FINE Artists and Exhibitions in the Rodríguez Collection, Kendall Art Center, Miami, 2018

An all-inclusive book on the works, artists and exhibitions of The Rodríguez Collection, with more than 50 superbly reproduced artworks from one of Miami’s foremost collectors of Cuban contemporary art. This title is dedicated to showcasing the unique visual traditions of the island, spanning decades of styles and subjects, culminating in a volume sure to be an indispensible addition or introduction for any art enthusiast.

Arcimboldo’s Ghosts by Arturo Rodríguez, @ LNS GALLERY, Miami 2018

LnS GALLERY presents ARCIMBOLDO’S GHOSTS, a visual treasure hunt alighting heart and intellect by Cuban-born, American artist Arturo Rodríguez, one of Miami’s most prominent and achieved artists. Visitors will feast sensorially through his work on Saturday, November 17 for an opening reception. A full-color catalog of artworks on exhibit will be presented with the show featuring essays by two special guest contributors: art historian, professor, and author Alejandro Anreus, Ph.D., as well as art curator, critic, and journalist Lilly Wei.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands, Pérez Museum, Miami, 2018

When it comes to modern and contemporary art in the 305, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has been at the forefront for the last 35 years. Since its inception, PAMM has been committed to presenting art that highlights Miami’s diverse community and encouraging everyone to see art as an incentive for genuine human interaction, communication, and exchange. 

Relational Undercurrents Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago,The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU

Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago is a major survey exhibition of twenty-first-century art from islands throughout the Caribbean basin. Four sections reveal thematic ideas shared by artists whose roots are in the Caribbean: Conceptual Mappings, Perpetual Horizons, Landscape Ecologies, and Representational Acts.

REDACTED by CÉSAR TRASOBARES, @ LNS Gallery, 2018

REDACTED by CÉSAR TRASOBARES

Launching its second Fall Season, LnS Gallery presents REDACTED, an exhibition by César Trasobares. Featuring a suite of recent constructions made with recycled metal bookshelves, the show also includes special pieces in various media and a site installation in our project space, LØUNGE.

“3 Concrete” & “Across Time, Cuban abstractions”, @ Kendall Art Center, 2018

“An abstract artist perceives and deciphers reality as interiorization and not as environment and surface. Reality is changing and relative, but the object of abstraction is to fix it in its invisible aspect. The abstract object is installed in the space of reality—whether painting, sculpture, or other created form—and becomes an unknown object, but real and concrete in its space.”

-Pedro de Oraá1

Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread

In Greek Mythology, Ariadne’s Thread was a tool that helped Theseus make his way through a complex labyrinth guarded by a vicious
by Mira Lehr


“Women Weavers: the Warp of Memory” 2018, at TBBox Art/Ideobox ArtSpace and Aluna Art Foundation, Miami

The word textile comes from the Latin “texere” which means “to weave”, “to braid” or “to construct,” and is the common root of words like text and textile. There is a discourse that flows between the threads and the fabrics of the artworks by the women artists participating in this exhibition.

Welcome “After Hurricane Maria” / “Despuès del huracàn María"

“After Hurricane Maria” MSA X presents the view of three artists of the aftermath of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.Opening Friday, sep. 21, 2018, 7:00 pm
“Despuès del huracàn María'” MSA X presenta la visión de tres artistas sobre las secuelas de María en Puerto Rico. Apertura viernes, sep. 21, 2018, 7:00 pm

“3W Womens view” at Kendall Art Center, 2018

“3W,” three individual art show where women are the focal point, both as subject matter and as artist. “3W Women’s view” features the work of Aimee Perez, Angela Alés and Milena Martínez Pedrosa. Each woman presents an individual show that collides and highlights the complexities of being a woman in art, with all the passion, struggles and joy therein. Critical analysis of these unique show is presented by the art critics and curators Janet Batet, Roxana M. Bermejo and Odette Artiles.

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Artista de Puerto Rico, Nestor Barreto

Artista de Puerto Rico Nestor Barreto

Soy Néstor Barreto (1952) • Este documento tiene comoobjetivo informar mis cualificaciones para ocupar una plaza en suinstitución como maestro, específicamente de diseño de exhicionestemáticas y / o publicaciones.Estudié en la School of Visual Arts en Nueva York,de donde me gradué en 1978. En esa ciudad medesempeñé como diseñador en Formula One Graphics.A mi regreso a la isla, Desde el 1986, como miembrofundador del Centro de Investigaciones Carimarcolaboré junto Aníbal Sepúlveda y Jorge Carbonell enla producción de las memorables publicaciones yexhibiciones [en y fuera de Puerto Rico] en las queCARIMAR se vió involucrado hasta su disolución enel 2009.Simúltaneamente desarrollé dos proyectos editoriales,Quimera Editores [1990s] y Colección Maravilla[2000s], colaboré en numerosas revistas y proyectosde arte y literatura y di clases de diseño en la Escuelade ArtesPlásticas.En este momento me hallo colaborando junto aJoseph Harrison y su equipo de trabajo en un proyectoque considero de vital trascendencia para el accesotanto [del] [de la] ciudadan@ ordinari@ como [del][de la] académic@ seri@, a los documentos históricosnacionales, el Archivo Digital Nacional [ adnpr.com ].Considero la arquitectura de información mi campo dedesempeño.Mi dirección electrónica es colección.maravilla@gmail.com, mi teléfono 787 462 7612 . Estoy activo en Facebook.

A CENTURY OF DISSENT: MIAMI! Mana Contemporary Miami Presents: July Third Saturdays at 777 Mall 2018

July’s Third Saturdays will feature Artist Jason Lazarus and his project A CENTURY OF DISSENT: MIAMI!, along with other memorable artistic and cultural and activations including musical performances, films, videos, and workshops throughout the afternoon and evening.

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Carlos Fajardo, Artista de Puerto Rico

Carlos Fajardo, Artist from Puerto Rico 1953-2017

Carlos Fajardo, painter, professor writer, in this post we chose to put one of his interviews with FrenteSonico in Puerto Rico, also on the blog you will find critical essays and other information on this excellent artist that live to the max.

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