Urbano Project is pleased to announce a series of bilingual salon-like gatherings to be held at Librería Donceles, a participatory art installation and meeting place for the community in JP's Brewery Complex. Events include an homage to Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos on Feb. 17th, a perfor
New York artist Pablo Helguera's secondhand bookstore, Librería Donceles, seems particularly well-suited for Boston, a city known for its literary leanings. The traveling art project, comprising more than 10,000 volumes spanning numerous genres, opens Friday for an 11-week run at the art studio Urbano in Jamaica Plain and will provide visitors with a unique experience: Organizers say it will be the only bookstore in town devoted to used Spanish-language titles.
Walk into Librería Donceles and you see a normal used bookstore, massive stacks of books and a cash register up front. But underneath the books, it's an interactive art display, a performance space that's as much about the books as it is about living Latino culture.
Urbano Project will present Librería Donceles, a socially-engaged art project consisting of an itinerant bookstore of more than 10,000 used books in Spanish. While in residence at Urbano, the participatory art installation will be a meeting place for the community, hosting a series of bilingual salo