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Diógenes Ballester, Breathing History: Chapel of Reflection, 2020

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Description

Mr. Ballester is a renowned visual artist, writer and educator from Ponce Puerto Rico and has lived in New York City (East Harlem) for the past 40 years. The creation of his installations is derived from his experiences is Paris, New York, Asian, the Caribbean and of course Puerto Rico. Following his thinking as an arteologist after his return from Paris to New York in 2000. According to Ballester, every artist, in the process of creating art, is also a student and scholar of art, history, culture and philosophy.The artist who consciously engages in this multiplicity of roles can be considered an “arteologist. The arteologist transforms what he or she discovers and like an egregor or griot, the arteologist built connections. In contemporary art these connections bring together cultural identity, historical significance,

WHERE

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center,

Inner Hug Galleries

107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

WHEN

November 6th – December 5th 2020

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