Americas Society is Proud to Present For Rent: Consuelo Castañeda
For Rent: Consuelo Castañeda
Tuesday, May 17 – Saturday, July 30
For Rent: Consuelo Castañeda is the first of three exhibitions devoted to mid-career artists from Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada to be presented annually from 2011 to 2013 by Americas Society’s Visual Arts program in their gallery. The series consolidates their leadership in the visual arts field and expands their role as a presenter of contemporary art exhibitions with a scholarly as well as an experimental approach.
The concept of For Rent proposes an innovative approach to our exhibition space—located in a landmark building at 680 Park Avenue—that consists of temporarily transferring the use and symbolic value of the gallery to the artists. As a point of departure for the project, Americas Society’s curatorial team proposes a topic to each artist. He or she then develops an in situ installation or environment that will become part of the organization’s institutional history. An expert on site-specific art will serve as an interlocutor to ensure the transparency of the process.
Consuelo Castañeda’s exhibition takes place at the intersection of her personal history as a Cuban artist and emigrant, and Americas Society’s exhibition history. The subject proposed to Consuelo Castañeda was the Cold War. The in situ environment she has conceived is a complex display of sound, light, video, screenings, sensors, prints and internet terminals with which the audience will be encouraged to engage. The interlocutor working on this project alongside Castañeda is Yasmeen Siddiqui.
The exhibition For Rent: Consuelo Castañeda and related public programs are made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency, and by a grant from The Christopher Reynolds Foundation, Inc. Americas Society’s Visual Arts program is also supported by Sharon Schultz Simpson and in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. In-kind support graciously provided by Glasgow School of Art.
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