Santa Fe, NM
SITE Santa Fe is pleased to announce the curatorial team, concept, and the first artist for the 2018 edition of SITElines, SITE’s biennial exhibition dedicated to new art from throughout the Americas. Titled Casa tomada (House Taken Over).
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.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website