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SITE Santa Fe announces artists for SITElines 2014: Unsettled Landscapes

From top, details of: Shuvinai Ashoona, Untitled, 2003. Black felt pin on ivory wove paper. Private Collection. Andrea Bowers, The United States vs. Tim De Christopher, 2010. Single channel video, Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Gianfranco Foschino, Fluxus, 2010. Video. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgartt. Agnes Denes, Wheatfield, 1982. Courtesy of the artist and Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.

SITElines 2014: Unsettled Landscapes

July 20, 2014–January 11, 2015

Opening: July 20

SITE Santa Fe
1606 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501

www.sitesantafe.org

SITE Santa Fe announces the selection of 45 artists and artist collaboratives from 16 countries to be included in the inaugural edition of SITElines, SITE Santa Fe’s new biennial exhibition series with a focus on contemporary art from the Americas. The first SITElines exhibition, Unsettled Landscapes, will open July 20 and will be on view through January 11, 2015. Preview events will be held July 17–19.

SITElines signifies a radical rethinking of SITE Santa Fe’s signature biennial exhibition, originally established in 1995. It represents a collaborative structure for planning its biennials, a vision for continuity between biennials, a commitment to community and place, and a dedication to new and under-recognized perspectives. This multi-dimensional approach—together with a strong geographic focus—redefines SITE’s role at the forefront of biennial exhibition making and proposes new curatorial frameworks for biennials globally.

Unsettled Landscapes will look at the urgencies, political conditions and historical narratives that inform the work of contemporary artists across the Americas—from Nunavut to Tierra del Fuego. Through three themes—landscape, territory, and trade—this exhibition expresses the interconnections among representations of the land, movement across the land, and economies and resources derived from the land.

“With Unsettled Landscapes, we build connections from Santa Fe to the rest of the Americas, we explore untold stories and perspectives, and we link between our past and our present,” said Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director and Chief Curator of SITE Santa Fe. “First Native American land, then a Spanish Kingdom, a Mexican Province, and an American Territory, all before statehood, New Mexico is a rich microcosm of the Americas. We are proud of the selection of artists participating in Unsettled Landscapes. These artists represent multiple generations and regions throughout the Western Hemisphere. Our show includes important new and existing works, 13 new commissions and several off-site installations. In addition, we have also included key works of art from previous decades that further expand the ideas of the show. Our aim was to curate a dynamic exhibition that shows how themes of landscape, territory and trade weave throughout the work of artists from every corner of the Americas.”

SITElines 2014: Unsettled Landscapes participating artists
(Alphabetized by last name)

Shuvinai Ashoona / Canada, Jamison Chas Banks / USA, Raymond Boisjoly / Canada, Andrea Bowers / USA, Matthew Buckingham / USA, Adriana Bustos / Argentina, Johanna Calle / Colombia, Luis Camnitzer / Uruguay / USA, Liz Cohen / USA, Minerva Cuevas / Mexico, Blue Curry / Bahamas / Great Britain, Agnes Denes / USA, Juan Downey / Chile, Marcos Ramírez ERRE & David Taylor / Mexico / USA, Gianfranco Foschino / Chile, Futurefarmers / USA, Anna Bella Geiger / Brazil, Andrea Geyer / Germany / USA, Frank Gohlke / USA, Pablo Helguera / Mexico / USA, James Hyde / USA, Deborah Jack / Netherlands / Antigua / USA, Yishai Jusidman / Mexico / USA, Leandro Katz / Argentina, Irene Kopelman / Argentina, Miler Lagos / Colombia, Glenda León / Cuba, Ric Lum / USA, Antonio Vega Macotela / Mexico, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle / Spain / USA, Gilda Mantilla & Raimond Chaves / Peru, Daniel Joseph Martinez / USA, Jason Middlebrook / USA, Ohotaq Mikkigak / Canada, Kent Monkman / Canada, Patrick Nagatani / USA, Florence Miller Pierce / USA, Marcel Pinas / Suriname, Edward Poitras / Canada, Fernando Palma Rodríguez / Mexico, Kevin Schmidt / Canada, Allan Sekula / USA, Melanie Smith / Great Britain / Mexico, Charles Stankievech / Canada, Clarissa Tossin / Brazil

About SITElines
SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas is a six-year commitment to a series of linked exhibitions with a focus on contemporary art and cultural production of the Americas. The exhibitions will take place in 2014, 2016, and 2018 and will be organized by a different team of curators, from locations throughout the Western Hemisphere. Through SITElines, SITE will establish a new programming hub called SITEcenter to generate connectivity between and during the exhibitions.

Unsettled Landscapes curatorial team
Candice Hopkins, curator (b. Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada; lives in Albuquerque)
Lucía Sanromán, curator (b. Guadalajara, México; lives in Mexico City) 
Janet Dees, curator of special projects (b. New York; lives in Santa Fe)
Irene Hofmann, SITElines director (b. New York; lives in Santa Fe)

Unsettled Landscapes satellite curatorial advisors
Christopher Cozier (b. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; lives in Port of Spain) 
Inti Guerrero (b. Bogota, Colombia; lives in Costa Rica and Singapore)
Julieta Gonzalez (b. Caracas, Venezuela; lives in México City)
Eva Grinstein (b. Buenos Aires, Argentina; lives in Buenos Aires) 
Kitty Scott (b. St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada; lives in Toronto)

SITElines advisors
Ana Paula Cohen (b. São Paulo; lives in Sao Paulo and San Francisco)
Luis Croquer (b. El Salvador; lives in Seattle)
Douglas Fogle (b. Chicago; lives in Los Angeles)
Rosa Martínez (b. Soria, Spain; lives in Barcelona)
Gerald McMaster (b. Saskatchewan, Canada; lives in Philadelphia)
Ryan Rice (b. Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada; lives in Santa Fe)
Osvaldo Sánchez (b. Havana, Cuba; lives in México City)

Media contacts:
For more information on SITE Santa Fe, images or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Anne Wrinkle, Director of External Affairs, SITE Santa Fe
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Rachel Patall-David, Blue Medium
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