INSTITUTION

CASAPOLI is a private non-profit cultural institution. It was founded in 2005 together with a singular building by the sea. “Poli”, in its Greek etymology, doesn’t only refer to the political role of a public work, but also points to an essential category of plurality and multiplicity. This open, diverse and expandable meaning, such as the contemporary city, is one of the principles that guide the varied functions of the house; it is simultaneously a place for retreat and individual introspection in an extreme natural landscape and a place for gatherings, exhibitions and workshops for research and collective production of cultural projects. With a regular Residence program, the institution aims to stimulate the regional visual arts’ experimental production and the exchange of experiences of local artists with the general community as much as the specialized national and international scenes.

RESIDENCE

In collaboration with Andres Mignucci, the work “Painting for a specific floor” is an exploration of horizontality and fluidity, surface and typography, related to Poli house itself. The piece of magnetic vinyl challenges the conception of art as an isolated object and reverses the supremacy of the visual over the other senses, betting on a relation of tactile experience with the work, on an encounter between the user and the piece, between the piece and the place it occupies.

Maria de Mater O’neill (1960) is a visual artist and designer. She studied Art at Cooper Union University in New York, USA. Andres Mignucci (1957) is an architect and urban planner. He studied at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Both live and work in Puerto Rico.

http://marimateroneill.com/