January 12, 2003 - Americas Society - Fugitive Sites/Parajes fugitivos
January 12, 2003

Fugitive Sites/Parajes fugitivos

Fugitive Sites/Parajes fugitivos

The Americas Society
680 Park Avenue at 68th Street
New York, NY 10021


Iñigo Manglano Ovalle, Search (En búsqueda), 2000, Plaza Monumental de Playas de Tijuana, Mexico

Tuesday, January 14, 2003, 6:30 p.m.

Presenters: Susan Buck-Morss, Carmen Cuenca, Michael Krichman, and Osvaldo Sánchez

Join us for a presentation and discussion of “Fugitive Sites,” a
publication that documents inSITE2000-01, a bi-national contemporary
arts project based on artistic investigation and activation of urban spaces
in San Diego and Tijuana. The public presentation of inSITE2000-01 included
twenty-seven new projects ranging from performance and spectacle to
video and film. The projects unfolded from October 2000 through March 2001.
During that time, panel discussions, temporary exhibitions, and other
related programs and events were organized by inSITE.

The contributors to “Fugitive Sites” include the participating artists
(complete list below) and presenters of the ‘conversations’
initiated by inSITE, among them: David Harvey, George Yúdice, Judith Barry, and Nestor García-Canclini.

This program will begin with a presentation by Carmen Cuenca and Michael
Krichman on the history and the projects realized for inSITE2000-01.
Susan Buck-Morss will then discuss the political context of inSITE and of the
Tijuana/San Diego region. Finally, Osvaldo Sánchez will share some of
the ideas currently taking shape for inSITE2005. Several inSITE2000-01
participating artists will be present. A wine reception will follow.

The publication “Fugitive Sites/Parajes fugitivos” will be available for purchase ($29.99).

About the presenters

Susan Buck-Morss, Professor of Political Philosophy and Social Theory,
Department of Government, Cornell University, and co-curator of
inSITE2000-01. She is author of “Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing
of Mass Utopia in East and West” and “The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project.”

Osvaldo Sánchez, independent curator and critic based in Mexico City;
co-curator of inSITE2000-01; and editor of “Fugitive Sites.” Previously,
he held the positions of director of the Museo Rufino Tamayo and director of the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, both in Mexico City. His texts have
been published in numerous publications, including: Third Text, ArtNexus, and Poliester.

Carmen Cuenca & Michael Krichman, Executive Directors, inSITE2000-01

inSITE2000-01 Participating Artists

Carlos Amorales; Gustavo Artigas; Judith Barry; Alberto Caro Limón; Jordan Crandall; Arturo Cuenca; Roman de Salvo; Mauricio Dias and Walter
Riedweg; Mark Dion; Rita González & Norma Iglesias; Silvia Gruner; Diego
Gutiérrez; Jonathan Hernández/FUSSIBLE/ToroLab; Alfredo Jaar; Komar & Melamid;
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle; Allan McCollum; Monica Nador; Ugo Palavicino; Héctor
Pérez; Armando Rascón; Lorna Simpson; Valeska Soares; Meyer Vaisman; Jeffrey Vallance; Glen Wilson; Krzysztof Wodiczko.

inSITE2000-01 Curators

Susan Buck-Morss, Sally Yard, Ivo Mesquita, and Osvaldo Sánchez.

For more information on inSITE2000-01, its participating artists, projects, and events, please visit:



The Americas Society is a non-profit organization that promotes the
understanding of the political, economic, and cultural issues that
define and challenge the Americas today, from the Arctic Circle to the
southernmost tip of Argentina. For over thirty-five years, its Visual
Arts Department has been presenting exhibitions and public programs featuring
the best of pre-Hispanic, colonial, modern and contemporary art from the
Western Hemisphere. For more information on the Visual Arts public
programs organized by The Americas Society, please visit:



The 2003 Visual Arts Public Programs of The Americas Society are
sponsored, in part, by the Elliott Family Foundation. Additional in-kind
support for this program was provided by the Mexican Cultural Institute
of New York.

Directions to The Americas Society

#6 to Hunter College/68th Street.

For additional information, please call 212.249.8950

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