Exhibitions: Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art

Colectivo Shampoo (Dominican Republic). D' La Mona Plaza (The Mona Mall), 2004. Inkjet prints and single-channel DVD, color, sound; each print 40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm). Courtesy of Colectivo Shampoo: Maurice Sánchez, Angel Rosario, Miguel Canaán

Artist Statement

Bringing the illegal trips toward Puerto Rico in El Canal de la Mona together with the Dominican habit of stopping for certain activities in los paradores along the freeways, D'La Mona Plaza is a project that tries, through absurdity, to denounce these tragedies.

 

34 Comments

this reminds about how the islands looked so beatuiful
— Posted by jerrrylancaster jr.
is it real? is it fake? is it what's happening every day all over the place?
— Posted by jamie
i think its a nice drwing or sculpture what i like about the picture or sculpture is the island and the boats and sea
— Posted by joel rejouis
this is nice i love the shape
— Posted by Amilia Velazquez And Sierra Daniels
this so nice
— Posted by elijah taylor
Smart and thoughtful piece! It reminded me about what people used to say while growing up there: " Let's build a bridge that could connect D.R with P.R. so the traveling time could be easier"!
— Posted by Laura Marte
is tis real?
— Posted by person
so digital and I love it!!!!
— Posted by Pnyessa
YES
— Posted by SAFI
mordant, hilarious, astute, angry. conceptual entrapment! political art doesn't get better than this. should be presented deadpan to each of the US presidential candidates as a kind of triple litmus test on their immigration stance, worldliness, and sense of humor.
— Posted by Bill
brilliant. funny and bitter at the same time.
— Posted by
looks real!
— Posted by yo moma
This is brilliant -smart, funny and pointed - great work!
— Posted by
this is wonderful. It is so ironic and i loved the way it creates this illusionary resort in a part of the world that is the most dangerous and that reflects a pattern of fertile migration pattern. I love the absurdity of the notion that it would be air conditioned and have all these 5 star amenities
— Posted by
It looks good from above, but I bet it looks better on the inside
— Posted by
that movie did not have correct facts and should be corrected over all it was alright.. :0
— Posted by Kathy Rojas
OH OH PERO CUAL ES LA BAINA TIGRE! TREMENDO PROYECTO
— Posted by MI`N
i likde it. Stella Mae Tannen
— Posted by
yah' man
— Posted by
I Iike it!
— Posted by nayan myeerson-jain
needs to be free floating
— Posted by
where is this place....does it exist....can i swim there....how can i find out
— Posted by unknown
cool, colectivo shampoo rocks..!!! :P
— Posted by jorge dotel
brilliant. art? reality? loved it.
— Posted by m duncan
fantastic!
— Posted by
funky beautiful
— Posted by suzi
i just want to know what is this suppose to be
— Posted by david
el noticiero lo tomo en serio, o cayeron en la cuenta?
— Posted by ciro veeser
interesting piece of art...
— Posted by sheila
I loved the absurdity of this project.
— Posted by
párate pa comprá un par de fría, que allá no aparecen
— Posted by Pote'leche
such a ridiculous idea that i wouldn't be surprised if artner or one of his buddies decides to implement it. very original.
— Posted by mjr
very nice, dominicans rocks!
— Posted by wnyc
Great idea
— Posted by Ombligo

Exhibition Highlights
Highlight Thumbnail: Tirzo Martha: Spirit of the Caribe Highlight Thumbnail: Polibio Diaz: Despues de la siesta Highlight Thumbnail: Raquel Paiewonsky: Levitando: A un solo pie Highlight Thumbnail: Jorge Pineda: Mambru Highlight Thumbnail: Colectivo Shampoo: D La Mona Plaza Highlight Thumbnail: Storm Saulter: Waterboot Highlight Thumbnail: Marcel Pinas: Kuku Highlight Thumbnail: Christopher Cozier: Tropical Night Highlight Thumbnail: Alexandre Arrechea: Elementos arquitectonicos Highlight Thumbnail: Jean-Ulrick Desert: The Burqa Project Highlight Thumbnail: Glenda Leon: Prolongacion del deseo Highlight Thumbnail: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla: Under Discussion Highlight Thumbnail: Alex Burke: The Spirit of Caribbean Highlight Thumbnail: Ewan Atkinson: You Will Have to Use Soap Highlight Thumbnail: Liset Castillo: Departure Point I Highlight Thumbnail: Satch Hoyt: Say It Loud! Highlight Thumbnail: Arthur Simms and Peter Orner: Globe: The Veld Highlight Thumbnail: Nicole Awai: Specimen from L.E. Highlight Thumbnail: Deborah Jack:T/here Highlight Thumbnail: Miguel Luciano: Platano Pride

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Say It Loud! Artist Talk: Hew Locke Artist Talk: Raquel Paiewonsky Artist Talk: Deborah Jack Artist Talk: Polibio Diaz Artist Talk: Annalee Davis

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