Marcela Guerrero is the first Latina to be named senior curator at The Whitney Museum
The Puerto Rican wants museums to be spaces with more Latino representation.
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Marcela Guerrero, the new senior curator of The Whitney Museum wants museums to work more on behalf of the Latino community and other minority groups, so they can share their emotions in these spaces, she said in recent interview with Telemundo.
"We have to give space to those feelings that are perhaps very strong... just like we feel when we listen to a Bad Bunny song with a video like 'El Apagón,'" Guerrero said.
She added that this "is a way, a space, to process. Museums can perfectly offer that same platform to both artists and the public."
According to Guerrero, it's the first time she's been promoted to a higher position without having to change cultural institutions or cities.
"I prefer to take risks than to do things that have already been seen, to try to do things that maybe are not seen much," said the artist, who affirmed that she usually follows her "instinct, heart, passion" to always do things with honesty and integrity."
According to Telemundo, Guerrero is currently at work curating a new exhibition for July by Colombian-American artist Ilana Savdie.
The Puerto Rican is also out to reorganize the way the museum's permanent collection is being exhibited, which now includes some works by Latino artists that she herself has included.
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