SITE Santa Fe presents GOING WITH THE FLOW: ART, ACTIONS, AND WESTERN WATERS, a brand new group exhibition of artists and collectives based mostly within the Southwestern United States. Exploring the function of water within the arid Southwest in the course of the present excessive droughts, collaborating artists have interaction the establishment’s indoor gallery areas and areas throughout Santa Fe with short-term artworks, interventions, neighborhood collaboration, talks, and performances.
“There Should Be Different Names For The River,” an ongoing collaborative paintings by Jessica Zeglin, Dylan McLaughlin, and Marisa Demarco, goals to construct relationships between viewers and the Rio Grande by combining a visible illustration of streamflow knowledge, sound, and efficiency. It reaches past the gallery partitions with a site-specific sound set up within the Railyard Park and a dwell choral efficiency at SITE Santa Fe on July 29.
Basia Irland presents works from her Gatherings and Repositories collection throughout the galleries and “Contemplation Stations” within the neighboring Railyard Park. SITE Santa Fe additionally commissioned Irland to create “Ice Books,” ephemeral artworks created from ice embedded with native riparian seeds, which will likely be launched into the river as a public occasion.
Additionally within the Railyard Park, “Fountain (Orphan)” by artist collective M12 Studio makes use of the determine of a water pump as an entry level into the advanced relationship between floor water and groundwater in New Mexico and East Texas. Contained in the galleries, “GIS Land Animation” offers a layered take a look at land and water use over time, offered alongside historic artifacts and archival photographs.
Paula Castillo’s participatory venture “Reverse the Curse” frames the Rio Grande as an animate topic deserving of safety, rights, and good well being. Cinemagraphs taking part in contained in the galleries doc the in-person occasions she organized alongside the river throughout which neighborhood members carried out ritual remedios (treatments) for the mal de ojo (evil eye) curse afflicting it. Her new out of doors sculpture “jetty jack” options stills from the remedios overlaid onto simulacrums of jetty jacks used to straighten the river within the Nineteen Fifties and ’60s.
Photographer Sharon Stewart follows the delicate and evolving tradition of care surrounding historic waterways in Northern New Mexico. After three a long time of photographing the myriad complexities of acequia tradition, Stewart captures the destruction wrought by the 2022 wildfires in Mora Valley, the lasting injury to native waterways, and neighborhood efforts to restore this delicate ecosystem.
Curated by Brandee Caoba and Lucy R. Lippard, GOING WITH THE FLOW: ART, ACTIONS, AND WESTERN WATERS is on view from April 14 by July 31 at SITE Santa Fe in New Mexico. An audio information will accompany the exhibition with variations out there in English and Spanish.
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