Press Release: Artpace San Antonio Announces The Opening Of:
New Works: 06.2
Media Contact: Libby D. Tilley
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SAN ANTONIO, TX – Artpace San Antonio is pleased to announce New Works: 06.2
, on view July 6, 2006 through September 10, 2006. The exhibition presents new projects by resident artists Luz María Sánchez
(San Antonio, TX); Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger
(Uster, Switzerland); and Do-Ho Suh
(New York, NY). Selected by Yuko Hasegawa
, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, each artist alternately address the current immigration debates, the cultivation of interactive wonderlands, and the exploration of an autobiographical journey.
About The Artists
Mexican-born Luz María Sánchez’s immersive sound and video environments challenge physical and emotional responses to sonic data through dislocation, duration, and repetition. Minimal in presentation, her works isolate and amplify politically charged frequencies such as Arab radio broadcasts and the U.S./Mexico border soundscape to abstract and re-map cultural space. At Artpace, Sánchez continues her investigations of site and language in diaspora I/II, an installation reflecting on current immigration debates.
Since 1997 Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger
have collaborated to produce interactive installations that tangle cultivation with chaos, the synthetic with the natural, and the fantastic with the domestic. Twigs, cables, blossoms, and found objects fuse to create room-encompassing webs, falling gardens, and crystalline pools. Steiner & Lenzlinger’s Artpace residency project, The Found and Lost Grotto of Saint Antonio
, honors the city’s namesake, Saint Anthony of Padua, patron saint of lost things.
Korean-born Do-Ho Suh
’s large-scale sculptures explore the individual’s connection to the spatial, cultural, and global whole. Examining relationships between personal and collective identity, past projects have amassed military dog tags into a warrior’s gown and refashioned the artist’s home in suspended fabric. In Fallen Star (Lone Star Version
, Suh will further intertwine autobiography and architecture, modeling a process-filled narrative of his journey from Korea to the United States and his continued negotiation of these two worlds.
About The Curator
New Works: 06.2
Yuko Hasegawa is the Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan. Previously, Hasegawa was Chief Curator of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan. She was a member of the international jury for the 48th Venice Biennale (1999), Artistic Director of the 7th International Istanbul Biennial (2001), a member of the jury for the 2002 Hugo Boss Prize, Co-Curator of the 4th Shanghai Biennale (2002) and commissioner of Japanese Pavilion of the 50th Venice Biennale (2003). Hasegawa teaches art history at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and serves as a board member of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art.
is made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy, and Nimoy Foundation, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Opening Reception and Artists’ Dialogue
Thursday, July 6, 6:00-8:30 PM
Celebrate the completion of new installations by Luz María Sánchez, Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger, and Do-Ho Suh. Exhibition preview begins at 6pm, followed by the Artists’ Dialogue from 6:30-7:30pm moderated by guest curator Yuko Hasegawa and Artpace Executive Director, Kathryn Kanjo. A public Opening Reception will take place 7:30-8:30pm.
Brown Bag Lunch
Wednesday, August 9, 12:00-1:00 PM
Join curator Kate Green for a guided tour of New Works 06.2 followed by a brown bag lunch (provided by Sip) and group discussion. Call Artpace for menu and reservations.
The New Works: 06.2
exhibitions will be on view at Artpace through September 10, 2006.
Artpace San Antonio serves as a laboratory for the creation and advancement of international contemporary art. Artpace believes that art is a dynamic social force that inspires individuals and defines cultures. Our residencies, exhibitions, and education programs nurture the creative expression of emerging and established artists, while actively engaging youth and adult audiences.
Artpace is located downtown at 445 North Main Avenue, between Savings and Martin streets, San Antonio, Texas. Free parking is available on the corner of Savings and N. Flores streets. Artpace is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5 PM, Thursday, 12-8 PM, and by appointment. Admission is free.
Artpace San Antonio is supported by Kronkosky Charitable Foundation; Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Neiman Marcus; Nimoy Foundation; Valero Energy Corporation; Texas Commission on the Arts; H-E-B; The National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art; a grant from the Ruth Lang Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation; the William and SalomÄ Scanlan Foundation; AT&T; Mays Family Foundation; The Nordan Trust; Matthews Family Foundation; Target; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Amy Shelton McNutt Charitable Trust; the Make Your Mark Circle; and the Friends of Artpace.
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