Puerto Rican artists in group exhibition at Sheila Aronson Galleries

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PRAN / WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU, a traveling exhibition which began as a collaboration between Puerto Rican artist Natalia Almonte and Greek artist Nicole Economides, focuses on connecting artistic practices from Puerto Rico and Greece that are confronting similar intangible realities. The artworks on view — ranging from multimedia video installations and photography to performance and painting — critically engage with reductive perceptions of Greece and Puerto Rico and infuse ideas of cyclical futility and ephemerality with humor and double meaning, bringing cultural symbols and specificity to activism. They explore the repercussions of being in financial debt to political entities that already control their economies through colonial puppeteering. In debt, but not indebted to, conceptually permeates WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU, an intentionally sarcastic title suggesting an assumed foolishness that in actuality reveals our hyperconsciousness.

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Featured artists include: Natalia Almonte & Nicole Economides, Eleana Antonaki, Miguel Luciano, María del Mar Hernández Gil de Lamadrid, Elsa María Melendez, Yiyo Tirado, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, and Adonis Volanakis

Curated by Natalia Almonte & Nicole Economides, MFA Fine Arts '19

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The exhibition “We are here to serve you”, will be on view through March 20, 2020 at Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Parsons The New School for Design, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York.Gallery hours: open daily 12 pm - 6 pm, late Thursdays until 8 pm.  CLOSED Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, March 22 for Spring Break.

For more information:https://www.newschool.edu/parsons/