Friday, October 19, 2012

ISEA2012 Main Exhibition: Albuquerque Museum

The Albuquerque Museum is presenting one of two portions of the ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness main exhibition. Being a tad bit short on space because of some building renovations, they incorporated and utilized spaces that typically don't get used for exhibition purposes. Finding all the works is a bit like a scavenger hunt, but well worth the effort. 

Ruben Ortiz Torres' High n' Low Rider.  See the video Ruben demoing the lift at the opening reception after the jump.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

ISEA2012 Residency Artists: Rainosek Gallery, UNM School of Architecture & Planning

The Rainosek Gallery in the UNM Architecture & Planning building is presenting a portion of the ISEA2012 main exhibition that features artwork, plans and documentation by ISEA2012 residency artists from around the country and world who were hosted by partner organizations in the region.

Participating artists include: Jason Baerg, Natalie Carlton, Mark Goldman, Scott Moore, Siena Sanderson, Todd Ingalls, Nova Jiang, James O'Shea, Waheguru Khalsa, Mick Lorusso, Teri Rueb, Larry Phan, Carmelita Topaha, Francesca Samsel, Michael Schippling, Jessica Segal, Nina Waisman, Ruth West, William Wilson, Markina Zurkow, Christie Leece, Blue Wade, Kura Puke, Matahiapo, Paul Vanouse and Joan Linder.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

ISEA2012 Collaboration: Nicola López at Tamarind Institute

The Tamarind Institute is presenting, Notes on the Tower, a solo exhibition of the Santa Fe-native, Brooklyn-based artist Nicola López.  Her work has been featured in exhibitions at MoMA in New York, LACMA in Los Angeles and most recently has had solo exhibitions at PACE Prints Gallery and the Guggenheim Museum, both in New York. Tamarind welcomed her back for a second printing residency and the exhibition showcases a series of three new lithographs and a site-specific installation simulating a studio-like environment or rather, an experimental sketchbook of sorts that allows gallery visitors insight into her conceptual process. Using the Biblical narrative of the Tower of Babel as her inspiration, her work investigates our obsession towards constructing the impossible.

Impromptu table carving as part of her gallery "studio space" installation.

Friday, October 12, 2012

ISEA2012 Collaboration: Survival Tactics at SCA Contemporary

As part of ISEA2012, SCA Contemporary is presenting Survival Tactics, an exhibition that brings together a group of young emerging and established artists who attended the University of New Mexico's MFA studio art program. Featuring new media projects that explore interactivity, video, sound, processing and light, the works tangentially address ideas of survival through technological mediation of nature and culture.

Featured artists include: Chad Person, Min Kim Park, Mitchell Marti, Xuan Chen, Myriam Tapp, Conor Peterson, sheri crider, Teresa Buscemi and Molly Bradbury. 

You'll have to strategically plan your visit as the gallery is only open Thursday & Friday 12-5pm or by appointment. Exhibition is up through October 26th.

The house that Myriam Tapp built.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

ISEA2012 Main Exhibition: The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is hosting a small, satellite exhibition component of the ISEA2012 main exhibition. If you've been to both the Albuquerque Museum and 516 ARTS already and are looking to explore more of the ISEA2012 exhibition venues, be sure and stop by. It's a win/win visit: Bruce Shapiro's piece alone is worth the visit, but you can also scope the dinosaurs, volcano and cave.

Electronic dinosaurs! (not part of the ISEA exhibition though)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Openings: Borders & Boundaries at the Harwood Art Center

Yet another great offering from the Harwood Art Center, who just opened (Friday, October 7th) their 3rd annual exhibition exploring contemporary social issues. Borders & Boundaries touches on issues of identity, place and politics through the work of fifteen artists from across the country.  

Participating artists include:

Maude Andrade (NM), George Bedell (MD), Celine Browning (MA), Al Denyer (UT), Ellie Irons (NY), Michael Kerbow (CA), Lee Lee (NM), Maria Lux (IL), Laurel McMechan (MA), Melanie Mills (GA), Valerie Roybal (NM), david K. Thompson (CT), Jessie Van der Laan (TN), Susan Zimmerman (NM), and Basement Films (NM).

The exhibition is up through October 25th, so get over to see it before it comes down!  

Valerie Roybal's two collage pieces

Friday, October 5, 2012

ISEA2012 Recap

Now that the dust has settled from the absolutely EPIC week-long conference, things are starting to return to normal (only after catching up on some serious zzz's). The buzz surrounding ISEA was truly inspiring and it's very  rewarding to see the things the arts community can accomplish when collective minds come together. We look forward to catching up with all the ISEA2012 partners to see how their projects went.

Did you attend any conference events/openings/the Downtown Block Party? We'd love to have you share your experiences or thoughts, just leave a comment!

Stay tuned for more ISEA related events/activities/highlights to come!

Artist Anais met den Ancxt and Mind Research Network programmer, Will Courtney discuss  Domestic Plant.