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Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos) Cave Installation by Allora & Calzadilla (Puerto Rico)

Between Guayanilla and Peñuelas, Puerto Rico

From The Art Newspaper:
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/news/158954/

The pair have installed a work by Dan Flavin—Puerto Rican Light (to Jeanie Blake), 1965—deep inside a natural limestone cave located in a remote conservation area on the Caribbean island between the municipalities of Guayanilla and Peñuelas. Solar panels at the mouth of the cave will power Flavin’s work, which is made from pink, yellow and red fluorescent lightbulbs.

From the Dia Art Foundation:

Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos), a new Dia commission by artist duo Allora & Calzadilla, is situated within a natural limestone cave system near the southern coast of Puerto Rico, between the municipalities of Guayanilla and Peñuelas. This new long-term, site-specific work integrates the journey to the site as part of the viewer’s engagement to create an immersive experience. Bringing together art-historical and technical experimentation, it epitomizes the artists’ interest in confronting contemporary spectatorship with the deepest layers of the human past.

Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos) is Dia Art Foundation’s first commissioned site outside the continental United States since Joseph Beuys’s 7000 Eichen (7000 Oaks), which was inaugurated at Documenta in 1982. Escorted visits several days a week allow small groups to encounter the artwork. Online reservations are available starting August 17, 2015.

This project is organized in collaboration with Para La Naturaleza, Inc., the nonprofit unit of The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico.