Imagine yourself a room, in a home, where people come and go. On a shelf, you see a series of obscure forms. You look at them closely and notice they can be put together to resemble a figure. There is a body, a beak, and wings, and for a brief moment, the figure becomes a bird. The scene is over, the audience claps, a melody starts playing. After a minute, its humming rhythm becomes a voice. It tells the story of a mole who lost its sense of time and, to orient itself, built seven houses: one for each day of the week.
Some artists’ homes and studios from the twentieth century have been turned into spaces that the public can visit. They hold a tension between preserving the historical space and presenting the daily life lived there. Fuga explores how the experience of such spaces can be translated into an exhibition and how their ephemeral arrangements can become visible. The diverse contributions from Latin American artists, designers, and educators span illustrations and composition scores alongside their interpretations, toys, and tales.
Participants: Carmen Barradas, Roma Cortina, Proyecto Deatres (Cristi Aimaretti, Raquel Minetti, Magalí Moyano, María Paula Olivieri, Pedro Sosa, Vicente De Stefano), Lucas Scandinavia, Gabriel Sierra, Probject (Manuel Raeder, Rodolfo Samperio), and Joaquín Torres-García.
Fuga was curated by Ursula Pokorny
April 1 – May 28, 2023
Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies
Bard College, New York