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Curated by Joel Rosario Tapia

My Taino Spirituality and culture are the guiding principles which inform my artistic cultural and curatorial practice. In my culture, The Four Directions North East West and South are the four spiritual directions Rakuno, Sobaiko, Koromo, and Achiano representing knowledge, wisdom and enlightenment, introspection, Innocence /open mindedness respectively. This is our Medicine wheel. Our spiritual guidance system It is our Ancestral technology. It gives us our cosmic identity. Understanding these values gives us a guidance system to help navigate society.


Remedy 1. A medicine or treatment for a disease or injury. To set right an undesirable situation.


Remedy is a verb. An action taking action. A response to the White supremacist culture and values that superficially categorize, dismiss and narrowly define what America is. The climate is changing both socially and politically. The American experience and reality are changing relationally and economically. The time is ripe for discourse, the moment should be seized for the dialog that is inevitable and necessary and healthy. The moment is ripe for truth and reconciliation. Our discourse requires Honesty the kind of Honesty that lies beyond polarization. The Remedy is Truth.


The work of providing truth is being done. Remedy seeks to shine a light on the artist and practitioners doing the work of self-identifying and walking in their truths representing the kinds of change and perspectives which are alive and active in the Providence community and can be meaningful nationally and globally.


Remedy seeks to Commemorate the truth and realities of those artists work featured in the Exhibition.


Joel Rosario Tapia

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Curating Commemoration: Poiesis / Remedy
July 13 - August 20, 2023
WaterFire Arts Center

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