Altos de Chavon

“I hope it rains” the umbrella as an art object / An installation of traveling art

By: Carlos Montesino

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On Saturday, May 26th, Ossaye Casa de Arte (OCA) Contemporary art foundation and “Jenny Polanco Project” will inaugurate the itinerant exhibition “I hope it rains” the umbrella as an art object, with the participation of a group of national artists. This is the third event, the first one took place in Punta Cana back in December and the second in Santo Domingo in February. The opening cocktail will start at 7:00 p.m., at the Jenny Polanco Project, in Altos de Chavón.  



María del Carmen Ossaye, and businesswoman Jenny Polanco, describe “I hope it rains,” the umbrella as an object of art saying, “It’s a contemporary art project, an open window that looks to rescue, enjoy, and project Dominican and Caribbean art, in benefit of all sectors of our society. They also highlight the great effort and collaboration of participating artists who have conceptualized and worked on everyday umbrellas, turning them into much more than an object, transforming them into art. ”

Ángel Ricardo Rivera, deputy director of the Foundation provides the following text with a brief explanation of the object of art and the background of the umbrella where he explains its historical development highlighting: “It is the mental attitude of the viewer when viewing an object within a different space, which disconnects it from its utilitarian qualities, managing to see new aesthetic qualities of the same object. This process of decontextualization and resemantization is precisely what gives a new aesthetic value to the result obtained by national artists in the exhibition “I hope it rains”.

Images and video from Ossaye Casa de Arte Facebook page

I hope it rains, the umbrella as an art object

When: Saturday, May 26th, 7pm
Where: Jenny Polanco Project, Altos de Chavón

The exhibition will remain open to the public until July 1st, 2018

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