Dumbo Arts Center
30 Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201718.694.0831
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
Curated by Ian Cofre and Omar Lopez-Chahoud
November 30, 2008 - January 18, 2009
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 30, 6:00 - 9: 00 PM
Curators' Talk: Thursday, December 11, 7:00 PM
Argentina and Chile are two neighboring South American countries located at 34º00' S, 64º00'W and 30º00' S, 71º00' W, respectively,over
Despite their close geographical proximity, these countries, divided by the Andes Mountains, have marked historical and cultural differences, which inform their creative outputs.The Dumbo Arts Center (DAC) will present for the first time the work of artists from both of these countries as they spend two weeks prior to the opening of the exhibition producing site specific works in the gallery space that respond to the history
and redevelopment of the DUMBO neighborhood. The artists in the show have been brought together to a common ground in Brooklyn as part of this two-week experiment in which they must live and produce work amongst each other. They will document their experience in New York,many for the first time, by creating work that is an immediate interpretation of their sudden exposure to the City.
Eduardo Basualdo (Argentina), Carlos Huffmann (Argentina),Mariana Lopez (Argentina),
Valeria Maculan (Argentina)
DAC and the curators gratefully acknowledge the support of The American Center Foundation – Frederick B. Henry (Chairman), Antoine Schweitzer
Marie Elena Angulo; Yona Backer; Mariana Davenport; Lida Geh; Amy Goldrich; Ana Sokoloff; Dean Valentine; and d. yee.
The gallery is open until 8:30PM on first Thursdays in December (12/04). Please call gallery over holiday period or check web site to confirm open hours.
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