(Puerto Rico, 1955)
Puerto Rican artist Pepón Osorio’s project was a continuation of his exploration of the issues particular to the experience Latin immigrants have as they settle and integrate into the culture of the United States. Entitled Vista pública/Public Hearing, the installation dealt specifically with the frustrations and misunderstandings arising from interactions with government agencies. According to the artist, the piece evolves each time it is presented at a new site within a new community facing issues that describe the immigrant experience.
Curators: Patricio Chávez and Mario Lara
Organizer: Centro Cultural de la Raza
Venue: Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego
Additional project sponsors
California Arts Council; Commission for Arts and Culture, City of San Diego; The Nathan Cummings Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; private donor.
Pepón Osorio, Public Hearing, inSITE94 (interview).