Unsettled Landscapes
11 Jan 2015 / 20 Jul 2014

Unsettled Landscapes

SITE Santa Fe Introduces 

A new biennial exhibition series that explores contemporary art from Nunavut to Tierra del Fuego   July 20, 2014 – January 11, 2015  Opening Festivities July 17-19 SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas is a six­-year commitment to a series of linked exhibitions with a focus on contemporary art and cultural production of the Americas. The exhibitions will take place in 2014, 2016, and 2018 and will be organized by a different team of curators, from locations throughout the Western Hemisphere. Through SITElines, SITE will establish a new programming hub called SITEcenter to generate connectivity between and during the exhibitions.

SITElines signifies a radical rethinking of SITE Santa Fe’s signature biennial exhibition, originally established in 1995. It represents a collaborative structure for planning its biennials, a vision for continuity between biennials, a commitment to community and place, and a dedication to new and under­recognized perspectives. This new multi­dimensional approach—together with a strong geographic focus—redefines SITE’s role at the forefront of biennial exhibition making and proposes new curatorial frameworks for biennials globally.

Unsettled Landscapes will look at the urgencies, political conditions and historical narratives that inform the work of contemporary artists across the Americas – from Nunavut to Tierra del Fuego. Through three themes – landscape, territory, and trade – this exhibition expresses the interconnections among representations of the land, movement across the land, and economies and resources derived from the land. “With Unsettled Landscapes, we build connections from Santa Fe to the rest of the Americas, we explore untold stories and perspectives, and we link between our past and our present,” said Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director and Chief Curator of SITE Santa Fe. “First Native American land, then a Spanish Kingdom, a Mexican Province, and an American Territory, all before statehood, New Mexico is a rich microcosm of the Americas. We are proud of the selection of artists participating in Unsettled Landscapes. These artists represent multiple generations and regions throughout the Western Hemisphere. Our show includes important new and existing works, 13 new commissions and several off­site installations. In addition, we have also included key works of art from previous decades that further expand the ideas of the show. Our aim was to curate a dynamic exhibition that shows how themes of landscape, territory and trade weave throughout the work of artists from every corner of the Americas.”

SITELINES 2014 TEAM
Curatorial Team: Candice Hopkins, Curator (b. Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada; lives in Albuquerque) Lucía Sanromán, Curator (b. Guadalajara, México; lives in Mexico City) Janet Dees, Curator of Special Projects  (b. New York; lives in Santa Fe) Irene Hofmann, SITElines Director (b. New York; lives in Santa Fe)


Satellite Curatorial Advisors
Christopher Cozier (b. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; lives in Port of Spain) Inti Guerrero (b. Bogota, Colombia; lives in Costa Rica and Singapore) Julieta Gonzalez (b. Caracas, Venezuela; lives in México City) Eva Grinstein (b. Buenos Aires, Argentina; lives in Buenos Aires) Kitty Scott (b. St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada; lives in Toronto)


SITElines Advisors
Ana Paula Cohen (b. São Paulo; lives in Sao Paulo and San Francisco) Luis Croquer (b. El Salvador; lives in Seattle) Douglas Fogle (b. Chicago; lives in Los Angeles) Rosa Martínez (b. Soria, Spain; lives in Barcelona) Gerald McMaster (b. Saskatchewan, Canada; lives in Philadelphia) Ryan Rice (b. Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada; lives in Santa Fe) Osvaldo Sánchez (b. Havana, Cuba; lives in México City)

EXHIBITION SUPPORT
The exhibition is made possible in part through generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Artworks Grant, Lannan Foundation, Avalon Trust, the SITE Board of Directors and many other generous foundations and friends. Support for the Canadian artists in the exhibition provided by the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring art to Canadians throughout the country. This announcement is made possible in part by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax.


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Online Gallery

  • On left: Futurefarmers, "Forging a Nail," 2014. On right: Andrea Bowers, "Memorial to Arcadia Woodlands Clear-Cut," 2013, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • On left: Patrick Nagatani, selections from "Nuclear Enchantment" series, all 1990. On right: Futurefarmers, "Forging a Nail," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, (from left to right) "Well 35° 58′ 16″ N 106° 5‘ 21″ W," 2014, "P’oe," 2014, and "Well Prototype 35° 40' 53" N 105° 56' 5 9" W," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Daniel Joseph Martinez, Daniel Joseph Martinez, "She could See Russia from Her House, Those who wish for peace should prepare for war!–Old Sasquatch Proverb (In search of the Tribe Called Sasquatch, or who really built the Alaskan Oil Pipeline) 16 Communiques and found photographs from traveling the length and breadth of Alaska during the month of August, 2009," 2010, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • On left: Clarissa Tossin, "When two places look alike," 2012 / 2013. On right: Edward Poitras, "Offensive/Defensive," 1988, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Jamison Chas Banks, "Retours des Cendres Vol.1/ Return of the Ashes, Vol. 1," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Jamison Chas Banks, "Retours des Cendres Vol.1/ Return of the Ashes, Vol. 1," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • On left: Clarissa Tossin, "When two places look alike," 2012 / 2013, and "Geographic Accident (9,468 miles collapsed)," 2012. On right: Edward Poitras, "Offensive/Defensive," 1988, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • On left: Juan Downey, "Video Trans Americas," 1973-76. On right: Allan Sekula, "Vietnam Village, San Pedro, July 1975," 1975/2011, and "Cliffhanger, San Pedro, July 1975," 1975/2011, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Juan Downey, "Video Trans Americas," 1973-76, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Pablo Helguera, "Nuevo romancero, nuevo mexicano / New New Mexican Romancero," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Pablo Helguera, "Nuevo romancero, nuevo mexicano / New New Mexican Romancero," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Liz Cohen, "Trabantimino," 2002-10, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Liz Cohen, "Trabantimino," 2002-10. On right: "Espanola," 2014, and "Rio Grande," 2012, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Gilda Mantilla and Raimond Chaves, "Twenty-one Amazonian Maps," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Works of multiple artists, including (from left to right) Yishai Jusidman, Florence Miller Pierce, Gilda Mantilla, and Raimond Chaves, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Works of multiple artists. On right: James Hyde, "Passage," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Melanie Smith, "Fordlandia," 2014, installation view, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • On left: James Hyde, "Passage," 2014. In foreground: Yishai Jusidman, "Astronomer" series, 1990. In background: Irene Kopelman, "50 metros de distancia o mas B / 50 Meters in Distance or More B," 2010, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Kent Monkman, "Bête Noire," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Leandro Katz, "Catherwood Project," 1985-2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Leandro Katz, "Catherwood Project," 1985-2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Charles Stankievech, "The Soniferous Aether of the Land Beyond the Land Beyond," 2012, installation view, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Charles Stankievech, "The Soniferous Aether of the Land Beyond the Land Beyond," 2012, installation view, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • On left: Ohotaq Mikkigak, "Composition (Landscape)," 2011. Center: Minerva Cuevas, "Seascape," 2012. On right: Shuvinai Ashoona, "Composition (Overlooking Cape Dorset), 2003, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Deborah Jack, "Bounty," 2006, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Adriana Bustos, (from left to right) "RRHH," 2011, "Recursos / Resources," 2011, "Bomarza," 2010, and "Entrevista a Fatima / Interview with Fatima," 2010, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Agnes Denes, documentation of "Wheatfield–A Confrontation: Battery Park Landfill, Downtown Manhattan," 1982-2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Luis Camnitzer, "Amanaplanacanalpanama," 1995, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Works of multiple artists including (in foreground) Luis Camnitzer, (in background from left to right) Gianfranco Foschino, Agnes Denes, Raymond Boisjoly, and Adriana Bustos, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Works of multiple artists. In foreground: Glenda León, documentation of "Esperanza (Out of Season)," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Miler Lagos, "The Great Tree," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • In foreground: Miler Lagos, "The Great Tree," 2014. In background: Johanna Calle, "Perímetros (Ceiba) / Perimeters (Ceiba)," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Johanna Calle, "Perímetros (Ceiba) / Perimeters (Ceiba)," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Johanna Calle, "Perímetros (Ceiba) / Perimeters (Ceiba)," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Kent Monkman, "Bête Noire," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Kent Monkman, "Bête Noire," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Jason Middlebrook, "Your General Store," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Jason Middlebrook, "Your General Store," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Jason Middlebrook, "Your General Store," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Jason Middlebrook, "Your General Store," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Jason Middlebrook, "Your General Store," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Jason Middlebrook, "Your General Store," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Jason Middlebrook, "Your General Store," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • offSITE projects area, including work by Andrea Geyer, Ric Lum, Fernando Palma Rodriguez, Marcel Pinas, and Marcos Ramírez ERRE and David Taylor. In background: Andrea Bowers, "Memorial to Arcadia Woodlands Clear-Cut," 2013, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • offSITE projects area, including work by Andrea Geyer, Ric Lum, Fernando Palma Rodriguez, Marcel Pinas, and Marcos Ramírez ERRE and David Taylor, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Andrea Bowers, "Memorial to Arcadia Woodlands Clear-Cut," 2013, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • SITE Santa Fe lobby, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • SITE Santa Fe lobby, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • In foreground: Miler Lagos, "The Great Tree," 2014. In background: Johanna Calle, "Perímetros (Ceiba) / Perimeters (Ceiba)," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Works of multiple artists, including (from left to right) Miler Lagos, Johanna Calle, Antonio Vega Macotela, and Daniel Joseph Martinez, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Works of multiple artists, including (from left to right) Futurefarmers, Andrea Bowers, Miler Lagos, Antonio Vega Macotela, and Kevin Schmidt, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • In foreground: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, "Well Prototype 35° 40' 53" N 105° 56' 5 9" W," 2014. In background: Daniel Joseph Martinez, "She could See Russia from Her House, Those who wish for peace should prepare for war!–Old Sasquatch Proverb (In search of the Tribe Called Sasquatch, or who really built the Alaskan Oil Pipeline) 16 Communiques and found photographs from traveling the length and breadth of Alaska during the month of August, 2009," 2010, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Works of multiple artists, including (from left to right) Miler Lagos, Kevin Schmidt, Antonio Vega Macotela, Daniel Joseph Martinez, and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Glenda León, "Esperanza (Out of Season)," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • SITE Santa Fe exterior, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • SITE Santa Fe entrance, Photo credit: Eric Swanson
  • Glenda León, "Esperanza (Out of Season)," 2014, Photo credit: Eric Swanson