El Puerto Rican Passport, El Spirit Republic de Puerto Rico: Luciana Alexandra del Rio de la Serna

  • ADÁL, El Puerto Rican Passport, El Spirit Republic de Puerto Rico: Luciana Alexandra del Rio de la Serna, 1994, issued 2012, lithography with photograph in staple-bound booklet, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 2013.19.2, © 2012, ADÁL

Exhibition Label
Passports reflect the identities of the people who hold them and the nations that issue them. ADÁL adopted this official format to comment on the ambiguous national identity of Puerto Ricans. His passports, which contain out-of-focus portraits of their holders, undermine any clear identification and suggest the multiple allegiances of people with culturally complex backgrounds.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013

Title
El Puerto Rican Passport, El Spirit Republic de Puerto Rico: Luciana Alexandra del Rio de la Serna
Artist
Date
1994, issued 2012
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
closed: 5 x 3 1/2 in. (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
open: 7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums Description
lithography with photograph in staple-bound booklet
Classifications
Object Number
2013.19.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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