Puerto Rican Poets @ The Whitney Museum of American Art. Don’t miss “El bello no ser de nuestros cuerpos / Our Bodies’ Beautiful Not Being,” a reading curated by Raquel Salas Rivera in partnership with the Whitney exhibition “No existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria.” On December 4, 2022 at 2pm, enjoy readings by Giannina Braschi, Denice Frohman, Urayoán Noel, Mara Pastor, Willie Perdomo, Edwin Torres, and others at The Whitney.
El bello no ser de nuestros cuerpos / Our Bodies’ Beautiful Not Being
Sun, Dec 4, 2022
2 pm @ THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
Puerto Rican Poets @ The Whitney, a reading for the exhibition “No existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria“
If from not-being we come and toward not-being we go, nothing between nothing and nothing, zero between zero and zero, and if between nothing and nothing, there can be nothing, let us toast to our bodies’ beautiful not being.
“Nada” (Nothingness) by Julia de Burgos (translation by Raquel Salas Rivera)
In her poem “Nada,” Julia de Burgos invites us to “toast to our bodies’ beautiful not being” in response to the argument that “life is nothingness.” This reading, curated by poet Raquel Salas Rivera, expands on the title of no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane María by inviting an intergenerational group of poets to address the ways in which Puerto Ricans continuously create from “nothingness,” making a life, a way forward and even beauty, despite colonialism’s erasure and violence.
Giannina Braschi, Rubén Ramos Colón, Nicole Cecilia Delgado, Francisco Félix, Denice Frohman, Joey de Jesús, Yara Liceaga, Roberto Ncar, Urayoán Noel, Mara Pastor, Willie Perdomo, Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, Verónika Reca, Gaddiel Francisco Ruiz Rivera, Irizelma Robles, Sandra Nia Rodríguez, Edwin Torres, üatibirí, Xavier Valcárcel, and Elizabet Velásquez.
“No existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria” runs from Nov 23, 2022 to Apr 23, 2023.