The Museum of Contemporary Art & Design (MADC) in San Jose, Costa Rica is the single biggest, most important center for contemporary art in Central America — with a permanent collection that is focused on the region. I’ve been to the museum countless times, but this time I was lucky enough to stumble into a show of works from their permanent collection. (It’s a small institution, so display areas are usually occupied by temporary exhibits.) Always refreshing to see work by artists operating outside of the Bermuda Art Triangle.
Colección MADC is now on view.
Escaleras blandas, 2003, by Sila Chanto, a Costa Rican artist.
Altar, by Miguel Romero, from Honduras.
Pasos Pintados de Calle y Azul Cielo, 2003, by Pedro Arrieta, from Costa Rica.
The exhibit contained a typographic animation by Francisco Munguía called DJ Pulp. The above is a similar animation the artist put up on YouTube. To see what was on display at the museum, click here.
Salida, by Gustavo Araujo, from Panama.