Thursday, September 17, 2015
"Happy Colonials" @ La Muestra Nacional, San Juan 2015
The piece titled "Happy Colonials" was without a doubt one of my favorites, if not my favorite piece at the 16th Muestra Nacional Art Show in San Juan, PR. The piece offers a powerful commentary on the fate of "cultural foods" in the era of fast, fake, and processed foods and about the power of the market. These "foods" are sold back to us as if they were the "real-thing" and we (seemingly) happily accept this fate and consume these beyond-recognition foods. A follow-up to this piece should be a rendering of the most popularly prescribed medications on the market today for the very diseases (i.e. diabetes, hypertension, depression, etc) that these pre-packaged processed foods help cause in the consumers.