The Museum of the Americas will present from Saturday the Biennial of Urban Art of the Caribbean, which will take effect in Puerta de Tierra until May 27, according to its executive director, María Ángela López Vilella.
The biennale will count with the participation of six urban artists recognized internationally: Victor and Jorge González de Modafoca; Willy Gómez and Evaristo Angurria, all from the Dominican Republic. And for Puerto Rico, Zuania Minier and Damaris Cruz.
These six urban artists will intervene walls located in buildings of the street San Agustín corner Pelayo, in Puerta de Tierra.
ExtraMuros Puerta de Tierra is an initiative of the Museum of the Americas for the continued development of this neighborhood, along with Mario Ramírez, commissioned by the museum to be the link between the institution and residents of the neighborhood.
The initiative serves as an instrument to the community to rescue spaces in disuse and revitalize them to achieve a better environment for residents. With the biennial, the Museum of the Americas aims to be a support instrument for the revitalization of the area. In turn, the entity invites residents and national and international visitors to know the history of the community in a different way, and provide the viewer with a visual recreation.
On Saturday, May 27, starting at 3:00 PM, the grand closing of the biennial will be celebrated, which will be enlivened by the Rumba Callejera musical group, while the artist Zuania Minier will offer creative workshops to children in the community.
The Biennial of Urban Art in the Caribbean is sponsored by the Joint Special Commission on Legislative Funds for Community Impact, the Center for Advanced Studies in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, Benjamin Moore, Tost Film, MTN Caribbean Crew, Gallo Negro Santurce, El Axolote, Roots Restaurant and La Factoría.