Art and politics, their intersection and separation, was the subject of a lively forum March 17 sponsored by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies and 58 Gallery, Jersey City. The event, Art Against the Grid, held in the Hunter College faculty dining room, was moderated by Centro researcher Yasmin Ramírez. Works of renowned political artists Juan Sanchez, representing East Coast artists, and Favianna Rodriguez, representing the West Coast, were on display and were the center of the panel discussion.

Among the topics discussed were the divergences and overlaps between East Coast/ West Coast contemporary artistic strategies in social activism, and how global issues of mobility, immigration and dislocation were represented in their work and used to update analysis and further new critical frameworks. The event was preceded and followed by a delicious repast and time for meeting and greeting.

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