February 5th, 2019

“Casa Tomada” at SITE Santa Fe

Melissa Cody

Artists: Lutz Bacher, Ángela Bonadies, Melissa Cody, Tania Pérez Córdova, Hildegarde Duane Paz Errazuriz, Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, Victor Estrada, Radames “Juni” Figueroa, Fernanda Laguna, Jumana Manna, Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, Eduardo Navarro, NuMu (Jessica Kairé and Stefan Benchoam), Juan José Olavarría, Jamasee Pitseolak, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Eric Paul Riege, Curtis Talwst Santiago, Sable Elyse Smith, Stephanie Taylor, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, David Lamelas 

Venue: SITE Santa Fe

Exhibition Title: Casa Tomada

Curated by: José Luis Blondet, Candice Hopkins, and Ruba Katrib; curatorial advisor: with Naomi Beckwith

Date: August 3, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Note: The gallery guide from this exhibition is available here.

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Jamasee Pitseolak

Stephanie Taylor

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.

Images:

Images courtesy of SITE Santa Fe. Photos by Eric Swanson.

Press Release:

The title of SITElines.2018 references Argentine writer Julio Cortázar’s 1946 short story “Casa tomada” (House Taken Over), which follows two bourgeois siblings who rarely leave their ancestral home. As a disruptive and unexplained presence begins to occupy parts of the house, they are eventually forced out onto the street without any material possessions except a wristwatch and a key.

“Casa tomada” is a complex tale of class and dispossession. Who belongs—when, where, how, and why—is a line of questioning that also informs this exhibition. The events that rupture communities, the building and severing of monuments, the displacement and resettle-ment of people, and the clearing and occupation of places are central concerns. In this exhibition fragments of language, of material, of history, of culture, reveal the unattainability of the whole.

Link: “Casa Tomada” at SITE Santa Fe

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