29 Apr 2011

For Rent: Consuelo Castañeda Exhibition Opening

For Rent: Consuelo Castañeda Exhibition Opening
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Curated by Yasmeen Siddiqui and Gabriela Rangel.

This exhibition will run from May 17 through July 30. Access gallery hours, holiday closures, and directions.

The first in Americas Society’s "For Rent" exhibition series, Cuba-born, Miami-based artist Consuelo Castañeda creates participatory social-spaces assuming the form of an open and public lounge. The exhibition’s central hall features simultaneous projections of film footage from science fiction, documentary, and drama, as well as animation, forming a commentary on the influences of Russian cinematography in Cuba after the Revolution. She interprets Gego’s Retícularea, an art historically pivotal modernist sculpture taken from the Americas Society’s institutional archive. In addition, Castañeda represents her body of work in the form of wallpaper that reunites objects and artifacts from her practice spanning painting, sculpture, installation, video, and photography. In an effort to activate the lounge, the public will be invited to a series of events, which will include film screenings, discussions, and a literary reading.

Americas Society is part of ¡Sí Cuba! Festival, a New York celebration of Cuban arts & culture. For the complete line-up of ¡Sí Cuba! Festival events around the city, please visit SiCuba.org.

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