PROMESA: The Fiscal Crisis in Puerto Rico and the Debt of Artists

1:00pm – 2:30pm
14 October 2017
El Museo del Barrio

Admission is Free, however a $5 minimum donation will be taken at the entrance.
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As part of the OCCUPY MUSEUM: Debtfair exhibition on view in Las Galerias, join us for a special panel discussion about the research-based project, featuring works by 10 artists from Puerto Rico, organized by Occupy Museums. The discussion will focus on the debt crisis, the implications of Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) and artists’ relationship to this economic reality in Puerto Rico.

Featured speakers include: 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.


Immediately following the panel discussion, we will be hosting ARTE FOR PUERTO RICO, an #arte #music benefit aimed at providing relief efforts for ‘La Isla’. The event will feature a cash bar, live musical performances, art work for sale, and more. All proceeds will go to a local charity providing much-needed resources at this time. We encourage everyone to come out and show your solidarity as we support Puerto Rico in spirit, time, and contributions.  Pa’lante!

Above text and image adapted from webpage.

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