CIRCA 2008

CIRCA 08Starting this Friday, The Puerto Rico Convention Center will host CIRCA Puerto Rico, an International Art Fair. This will the third straight year the Puerto Rico will host the fair, and the third straight for the Convention Center. Last year, the fair enjoyed 12,000 visitors and this year, the organizers are hoping to exceed 15,000. The fair will run from April 11 through April 14th.

CIRCA Puerto Rico combines the best of international art with a stimulating program of cultural events which include: exhibition openings, art workshops, panel discussions, guided visits, book presentations, concerts, performances, and video art, for everyone from specialized professionals to the general public. This year CIRCA will feature 43 galleries and over 250 artists.

Virtual Reality?In just two years, CIRCA Puerto Rico has shown its potential to give new visibility to the Caribbean art world where an exciting mix of regional artists, gallerists, institutions and collectors, together with a selection of young international galleries, offered a very personal and dynamic art fair. Among the highlights of the fair is “In the Spot”, a curated cutting edge artists’ section which offers curators the possibility of setting up a concept based exhibition from works exhibited at the fair and engage in a critical dialogue with the audience. Other sections include “Solo” in which individual artists present special projects, “District CIRCA”, where art publications present their latest editions, and a section for non-profit institutions.

If your interested in previewing some of the art work available, CIRCA has entered into an agreement with Plaza Las Americas. From now until the 13th, CIRCA in Plaza will feature diverse pieces from the fair. The display is located near the main information desk in the Atrium of Plaza.

The fair will be closed for a professional preview on April 11 and will open to the public on April 12th. The fair will be open from 12 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. Tickets for the event are available at the Convention Center and are $15.00 + IVU for general admission and $8.00 + IVU for students.

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