June 19, 2018 - SITE Santa Fe - SITElines.2018: Casa tomada
June 19, 2018

SITE Santa Fe

Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, Surviving Active Shooter Custer, 2018. Monoprints and ghost prints on buff rag paper, 48 prints, each 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

SITElines.2018: Casa tomada
New Perspectives on Art of the Americas
August 3, 2018–January 6, 2019

Preview events: August 1–4

SITE Santa Fe
1606 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
United States
Hours: Monday–Saturday 10am–5pm,
Friday 10am–7pm

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SITE Santa Fe is pleased to announce the participating artists and new commissions (*) for the upcoming SITElines.2018 Biennial opening on August 3, 2018. This is the third installment in SITE Santa Fe’s reimagined biennial series with a focus on contemporary art from the Americas. The exhibition features 23 artists from eight countries and ten new commissions organized by a team of three curators—José Luis Blondet, Candice Hopkins, and Ruba Katrib, with Naomi Beckwith as Curatorial Advisor.

SITElines.2018 artist Stephanie Taylor announces the artists through the second in the series of commissioned songs, Press Release #2. Listen here.

Lutz Bacher, USA* / Ángela Bonadies and Juan José Olavarría, Venezuela / Melissa Cody, USA* / Paz Errazuriz, Chile / Victor Estrada, USA / Radames “Juni” Figueroa, Guatemala / Andrea Fraser, USA / Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, USA* / Fernanda Laguna, Argentina* / Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, Canada / Jumana Manna, USA / Eduardo Navarro, Argentina* / NuMu (Jessica Kairé and Stefan Benchoam), Guatemala / Tania Pérez Córdova, Mexico* / Jamasee Pitseolak, Canada / Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Guatemala* / Eric Paul Riege, USA* / Curtis Talwst Santiago, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada / Sable Elyse Smith, USA* / Stephanie Taylor, USA* / Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Canada

The title of SITElines.2018 references Argentine writer Julio Cortázar’s 1946 short story “Casa tomada” (House Taken Over), which follows two shut-in siblings devoted to the care of their ancestral home. As a mysterious and unnamed presence begins to occupy parts of the house, they are eventually forced out onto the street without any material possessions. The exhibition plays off the ambiguities of this story, addressing the reciprocal and complex relationship between the ones who stay and the ones who leave, and those that belong and those that are outliers.  

About the SITElines Team at SITE Santa Fe
Working with these three guest curators, the team at SITE includes: Irene Hofmann, SITElines Director; Brandee Caoba, Assistant Curator; Joanne Lefrak, SITEcenter Director; Sage Sommer, Exhibitions Manager and Registrar, and John Cross, Lead Preparator.

About the SITElines.2018 Catalogue
SITE Santa Fe will publish a catalogue to accompany the exhibition, with contributions from the three curators, José Luis Blondet, Candice Hopkins, Ruba Katrib, and Naomi Beckwith, Curatorial Advisor, plus newly commissioned texts by Magali Arriola and Evan Calder Williams, and a preface by Irene Hofmann. Designed by David Chickey, the book will be approximately 150 pages, 11 x 8 inches, with full color illustrations, and distributed by Distributed Art Publishers (DAP). 

Opening Events: August 1-4, 2018. Learn More here.

Wednesday, August 1
5:30–7:30pm: First Look Cocktail Party and Exhibition Preview
7:30pm: Celebration Gala Dinner

Thursday, August 2
10:30am–12:30pm: Press Conference 
6pm–midnight: Opening Night Dance Party

Friday, August 3
Public Opening: Artist gallery talks and performances
6pm: Artist Talk by Andrea Fraser

For Press and Professional Preview Accreditation, please email: butler [​at​] sitesantafe.org

Support for the exhibition is generously provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax, the City of Santa Fe Occupancy Tax Advisory Board,  Thornburg Investment Management and Avalon Trust.

SITElines2018.com Microsite

The SITElines.2018 team has engaged the graphic design studio Venezia-Bronk to design a microsite that hosts information and artwork related to the biennial. Launching in fall 2017, the site is an essential component of the exhibition and will create a continuous connection of feedback between its physical location, time-based programs, and content produced specifically for the Web. The platform will provide early details about the show and ongoing information about programming and events, and will function as a digital repository for commissioned texts.

Media contacts:
Anne Wrinkle, Director of External Affairs, SITE Santa Fe: T +1 (505) 989-1199 x22, wrinkle [​at​] sitesantafe.org
Andy Cushman, Blue Medium: T+1 (212) 675-1800, acushman [​at​] bluemedium.com

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