On Art, Liberation, and the Political Subject:

Elizam Escobar in Conversation with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Tuesday, October 2, 6:00 p.m.
Sullivan Galleries
33 S. State St., 7th Floor
United States
Safehouse, 2018, still from video

 

As part of the current exhibition, Safehouse, artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz will be in conversation with Eliza Escobar. Escobar is a painter, draftsman, poet, theorist and professor. As a member of a movement pro-independence of Puerto Rico, he was sentenced in 1980 by the US government to 68 years in prison on charges of seditious conspiracy. While in prison, he continued to paint, and dedicated himself to reading and cultivated poetry and (“The Artificer’s Essays”). He was released from prison in 1999 and returned to the Island.