Juan Nepomuceno Carlos Pérez Rulfo Vizcaíno (May 16, 1917 - January 7, 1986) would turn one hundred this May. Best known as Juan Rulfo, he is one of Mexico's foremost writers of the 20th century -- without whom Gabriel García Márquez said he could not have imagined writing One Hundred Years of Solitude.
To honor him and his work AAA3A is preparing an exceptional art show, displayed in two different locations, and a unique celebration. AAA3A will exhibit the work by invited artists from the Bronx and beyond who have created very special pieces for this show, inspired by the work, writing or photography, of Juan Rulfo. Complete list of participants will follow. The art will be displayed inside AAA3A as well as La Morada, a casual restaurant specializing in Oaxacan cuisine, with a lending library & a Poet in Residence. A place we all love and frequent in Mott Haven.
This special exhibit will close with a celebration organized by award winning theater artist Virginia Grise, "24 Hours with Juan Rulfo." The celebration will include food, video screenings, music, live performances and a reading of Pedro Paramo and from his short stories found in The Burning Plain.
The 24 hour celebration will begin on Saturday May 27 at 4pm and will end on Sunday May 28 at 4pm.
* La Morada is located at 308 Willis Ave, Bronx, NY 10454
Juan Rulfo Turns One Hundred is made possible with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Greater New York Arts Development Fund Program.