Asserting Presence by Nitza Tufiño

Friday, March 17, 2023 - 5:30pm - Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 8:00pm
2600 N 5th
Philadelphia, PA 19133
United States

Free In-Person Event at Taller Puertorriqueño

Asserting Presence is an intimate exhibition of Nitza Tufiño’s (b. 1949) prints and paintings of family, friends, and places she has visited. In her work, she addresses the duality of seeing and being seen. To the artist, the former, seeing, is an act of acknowledgment, and the latter, being seen, is an act of asserting agency.  With a vast body of work, Tufiño commemorates the people she knows and addresses historical inaccuracies. She also brings attention to the richness of the cosmology of the indigenous people of the Caribbean, the Taínos, whose influence persists. To Tufiño, her subjects are not strangers; what she does, she would say, is not about “me” but “we.”

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Arts and Culture
Higher Education & Research
History and Preservation