Wangechi Mutu, "The End of Eating Everything" , (still), 2013 Animated video, color, sound, 8 min. Courtesy of the artist. Commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC ©Wangechi Mutu.
22 May 2016 / 19 Mar 2016

SITE 20 Years / 20 Shows Spring 2016

Terry Allen
THEN: In 2010 Terry Allen participated in the group exhibition One on One with  drawings and video sculptures inspired by the life of Antonin Artaud.  His work was also featured in the 2013 traveling exhibition State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970 curated by Karen Moss and Connie Lewellen.
NOW: Allen will present a new immersive narrative video and sound installation entitled Memwars. In this new work, video projections of a script being read move slowly along tracks on the wall to create a destabilizing and ever-changing experience of cinema and storytelling.


Luis Camnitzer
THEN: In 2007 Luis Camnitzer’s work was featured in the group exhibition The Disappeared/Los Desaparecidos. More recently, his work was included in the 2014 SITElines biennial exhibition Unsettled Landscapes.
NOW: Camnitzer presents two works, separated by forty years in the artist’s career, where disorientation plays a central roll in the viewer experience.  The Shift of the Center of the Earth (1975) and Cardinal Points (2015) each take up a single room with interventions in space that pose questions about location, orientation, and power.


Wangechi Mutu
THEN: In 2006 Wangechi Mutu’s work was featured in SITE Santa Fe’s Sixth International Biennial: Still Points of the Turning World, curated by Klaus Ottmann.
NOW: Mutu will collaborate with artist Edgar Arceneaux on a site-specific drawing installation.  The artists will be in residence at SITE in early March leading up to the exhibition opening as they create this collaborative work directly on the gallery walls.  In addition to this collaborative work, Mutu will present The End of Eating Everything, 2013 the artist’s first animated short that is a mesmerizing commentary on mass consumption in contemporary life.