SITE Santa Fe’s 2018 edition of SITElines, SITE’s biennial exhibition dedicated to new art from throughout the Americas, is entitled Casa tomada (House Taken Over), and is curated by a three-member team including: José Luis Blondet (b. Caracas, Venezuela; lives in Los Angeles), Curator of Special Projects, LACMA, Los Angeles; Candice Hopkins (b. Whitehorse, Yukon; lives in Albuquerque), Independent Curator, Albuquerque; Ruba Katrib (b. Baltimore; lives in New York), Curator, MoMA PS1, New York., with Naomi Beckwith (Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago) as curatorial advisor.
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.
Questioning notions of private property—of the body, mind, land, and culture––the exhibition asks how boundaries are dissolved and/or violated. Why do we create these divisions? What marks the difference between guest and trespasser? Who is the host and who is the visitor, and when are these roles reversed?
SITElines.2018: Casa Tomada
- Santa Fe, NM 87501
- Gen. Admission: $10, Students & Seniors: $5, Members & Fri: FREE, Sat. 10 am – 12pm: FREE. Mon - Tues: 10-5 pm: SITElab and Lobby Only, Main Galleries Closed. Wed - Thurs: 10-5 pm, Fri: 10-7 pm, Free all day Sat: 10-5 pm, Free 10-12, Sun: 12-5pm
- Recurring daily