Events: Taller Boricua
January 17 – February 5 1981
Taller Boricua, a collaborative group of about ten Puerto Rican artists, will organize the second EVENTS installation at The New Museum. They were founded ten years ago and are located at 1 East 104th Street; they often work in conjunction with the Museo del Bario. Some early members of the Taller were active in the Art Workers Coalition, which through demonstrations in the late ‘60s tried to convince some of New York City’s major museums of the need for community response and interaction. Feeling excluded from the art and cultural environment of the United States, the artists chose to create a community-based cultural center for the purpose of promoting Puerto Rican culture and esthetics. Taller Boricua has become a very important part of its neighborhood, offering workshops, programs, and performances in the visual arts, music, poetry, and film. In addition, during the last several years they have presented over 400 exhibitions from the United States and abroad.