San Juan

Rogelio Báez, “ID. Puerto Rico: Facultad Ciencias Sociales Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Río Piedras 1951-1964 Arq. Henry Klumb” from the “Ficción Caribeña” series, 2022


In this painting series, Rogelio presents a collection of architectural patterns subtracted from buildings of the modern architectural movement constructed in the Caribbean islands of Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. This selection of archetypes specifically investigates the constructed projects during the modern period, a historical framework in a world in which freedoms are condemned or conquered. In each context, the government system develops an idea of ​​modernity conforming to an ideological filter. Rogelio’s gaze focuses on exploring how the agendas of the different system

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