Daniel Oliva’s Home Economics

Daniel Oliva’s Home Economics an essay by Andrea Kirsh Daniel Oliva employs an accessible visual language that reflects the breadth of his subject – nothing less than the state of the nation. He makes a plea to understand the injustices of the past as a foundation upon which to build a just future. His newest body of … Continue reading

Daniel Oliva: White Constructions

White Constructions A SOLO EXHIBITION BY NAPOLEON MEMBER DANIEL OLIVA Exhibition Dates: 11.2.2018 ­– 11.25.2018 Opening Reception: First Friday, November 2, 6pm – 10pm White Constructions is a solo exhibition by NAPOLEON member Daniel Oliva and explores the history of racial segregation and inequality in American housing. The work approaches the issue by focusing on mid-Twentieth Century … Continue reading

Notes on the NAVA Diagram

Notes on the NAVA Diagram By Asha Sheshadri September 2018 We Might Consider these rhetorical questions, from one friend to another: do you feel a unique and distinct panic when language suddenly seems to fail you when times are most urgent (if so) with this panic, do you feel the weight of the capsized vessel (the … Continue reading

NAVA

10.5 – 10.21, 2018     nava (F)-(M) /noun/verb/adjective/geography/universals 1. language is one method of human communication, faith(s), self, identity and healing properties. Nava is a namesake that intersects, region, nation, cultural landscapes, vexillology, and lineage. 2. transformations and signage is the cornerstone that(‘s) bring(s) [ing] object(s) to the foreground celebrating multiplicity and connecting community. … Continue reading

Make Theory Walk: Print Sale to benefit Juntos

As the collaborative artists behind September’s exhibition, “Make Theory Walk”, we believe in the power of the people, change at the community level, action of the individual. We believe in using every platform as a means of support, a site for transformation, a place to be heard and a place to listen. To answer our … Continue reading

MAKE THEORY WALK

Dr. Elizabeth Bishop is a writer, researcher, educator and youth advocate. She lives in New York City where she is a Director at Global Kids and faculty of Youth Studies at CUNY SPS. @drbishopdigital http://www.dropknowledgeproject.org Tamsen Wojtanowski is an artist and educator. She lives in Philadelphia where she is a founding member of the artist-run … Continue reading

Tamsen Wojtanowski & Elizabeth Bishop: Make Theory Walk

Make Theory Walk Tamsen Wojtanowski & Elizabeth Bishop @NAPOLEON 9.7.18 – 9.23.18 First Friday Opening, Sept 7th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Make Theory Walk is a collaborative exhibition in demonstration of the forthcoming book Embodying Theory: Epistemology, Aesthetics and Resistance, by Dr. Elizabeth Bishop and, NAPOLEON – member, Tamsen Wojtanowski, to be released by Peter … Continue reading

Sarah Tortora: Witness Mark

WITNESS MARK A SOLO-EXHIBITION BY SARAH TORTORA WINNER OF THE NAPOLEON 2018 OPEN CALL   Witness Mark is comprised of sculptures that ostentatiously merge manufactured materials into organic fantastical forms, amalgamations that both parody and actualize impossible illustrations or iterations of geological time. A “witness mark” is commonly known in artistic or manufacturing practices as a line, groove, seam, … Continue reading

THE TALLEST STATUE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

THE TALLEST STATUE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE an essay for Boca de Lobo a solo exhibition by Ricardo Zapata 1. Let’s start at the airport you flew into, I said. It only takes a couple seconds to leave the airport and reach downtown San Juan. From there we take PR-22 west. We are heading to … Continue reading

Ricardo Zapata: Boca de Lobo

Boca de Lobo A SOLO EXHIBITION BY NAPOLEON MEMBER RICARDO ZAPATA The wolf’s mouth is damp, hot, and extremely dark. Boca de Lobo, meaning “Mouth of the Wolf,” is a term used in Puerto Rico to describe the void of pitch-blackness. The term gained currency during the intense dark nights following the aftermath of Hurricane … Continue reading

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