Survived by Few - National Archive and Library of Puerto Rico
On Saturday, November 11, the General Archive and National Library of Puerto Rico inaugurated the exhibition Survived by Few
, the first large-format solo exhibition by interdisciplinary artist and Boricua writer Javier E. Piñero
. The photo essay, published as the cover of Smithsonian magazine's June 2023 issue, combines two years of documentation and research into a narrative fueled by a concern for cultural amnesia in Puerto Rico and how colonial modernization has stripped the community of access to traditional/native art/craft practices and education as evidence of epistemic violence. Piñero's images, interviews, and texts are archival efforts and attempts to connect with what he understands as cultural rights.