press release

SITElines.2018: Casa tomada
New Perspectives on Art of the Americas
03.08.2018 - 06.01.2019
Opening Events: 01.08.2018 - 04.08.2018

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).