21 MAR. 2020 – SEP. 2020
After almost two decades collecting art, Iris Marcano and José Hernández Castrodad have a close link to the art community in Puerto Rico and a clear dedication to developing young people with talent. Although there are other families who enthusiastically collect art in Puerto Rico, the Hernández Castrodad Collection is distinguished by its inclusion of contemporary and experimental media, leaving to others the more traditional type of collecting.
This exhibition has been conceived as a survey of Puerto Rican art of the last twenty years. To illustrate the Collection’s diversity, MADMi is exhibiting works in a range of media: drawings, paintings, installations, sculptures, photographs, and videos. While reflecting this variety of artistic media and concerns, the exhibit is divided into two thematic areas of exploration: humor and socio-political critique.
With this exhibition of the Hernández Castrodad Collection, we offer a look into one of the most significant collections of contemporary art in Puerto Rico. Now containing 530 works, the Collection continues to grow, inspired by the collectors’ passion to support the careers of Puerto Rican artists and curators with generosity and respect.
Dianne Bras Feliciano, Ph.D.