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Boyadjiev, Norse, Norse, and Simpson: Talk as Talk Can (1 of 2)
Related Event: Talk as Talk Can: a Conversation with Luchezar Boyadjiev, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Nora Naranjo Morse, and Rose B. Simpson with speakers
Much has been made of the community component of Lucky Number Seven— both physically and metaphorically—and these artists could be said to personify the nature of the community of this exhibition. Through their ideological approach to their works, as well as the execution of the actual pieces, they literally make use of the community resources to amplify and enhance the message of their respective art practices. Join us for an informal conversation between Biennial artists Luchezar Boyadjiev, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Nora Naranjo Morse, and Rose B. Simpson as they discuss how the shifting notion of community informs their respective artistic practices.
Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, Luchezar Boyadjiev makes art through communication that attempts to break down cultural barriers that all too frequently divide communities and individuals. For Lucky Number Seven, Boyadjiev organized and trained a group of young people from Santa Fe to be a part of his Art Squad. During the Biennial, they travel to different cultural institutions in Santa Fe interacting with people and speaking to visitors about subjects ranging from contemporary art to the environment. For Boyadjiev, dialogue is art, and the exchanges that occur between people often reveal new, unknown perspectives.
Eliza Naranjo Morse, Nora Naranjo Morse, and Rose B. Simpson are a family of artists from Santa Clara Pueblo. Although each artist works in her own medium, ideas about the land and community are integral to their respective practices.
For this exhibition, the artists created a line made from adobe and other organic materials that traverses the interior of SITE Santa Fe, while extending out into various off-site locations throughout the city. Taking the basic form of a line, their elegant work functions as a physical and psychological link between objects, people, space, and place.
Co-sponsored by Bellas Artes