"En la barbaria no se llora (No Crying Allowed in the Babershop)" (1994)

"En la barbaria no se llora (No Crying Allowed in the Babershop)," 1994
Installation at Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut. Mixed media installation with barbers' chairs, photographs, objects and videos, dimensions variable. Photo by Pepón Osorio. Collection of the Museum de Arte de Puerto Rico
Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

"In 'No Crying Allowed in the Barber Shop,' it’s not so much about beauty but the contradictions of beauty. It’s an installation that you’re allowed to come into so that you’re surrounded by its seduction. But it’s also about the contradiction of male and female...the balance that it exist within the male and the female in all of us. It’s contradictory because when you come in, you expect to see a joyous celebration, but you also see a lot of men crying in the presence of a general public."

- Pepón Osorio