Las Antillas para los antillanos, 2015

As part of the exhibition Open Air Prisons at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Puerto Rican artist Mónica Rodríguez Medina established a temporary Caribbean Research Center from September 30th to October 9th, 2015. 

Taking Ramón Emeterio Betances’ 19th century phrase “The Antilles for the Antilleans” as a starting point, Mónica invited a group of artists, historians, writers, and thinkers, to contribute to the research center by responding to Betances’ call for an Antillean Federation as a strategy to establish autonomy while resisting colonialism in the Caribbean Region.

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