Grupo < > at Cornell University
Jan
25
to Feb 5

Grupo < > at Cornell University

Exhibition | January 25 – February 5, 2016 | Experimental Gallery | Tjaden Hall

Artist Lecture | Monday, February 1 | 5:15 pm | Milstein Hall

Reception | Monday February 1 | 6:30 pm | Experimental Gallery

We are pleased to invite you to the first exhibition of Grupo < >, featuring work by its founding members Alva Mooses, Aurora De Armendi, Constanza Alarcón Tennen, Marcela Flórido and Mariana Garibay Raeke.  The exhibition will be on view from January 25 to February 5, 2016 at the Experimental Gallery in Tjaden Hall at Cornell University.  

In conjunction with this exhibition Grupo < > will present Subgenera of Contradictions on February 1 at 5:15 PM in Milstein Hall.  This performative lecture is the outcome of a collaborative text through which the five artists explore issues of geography, migration, politics, art, history and gender by means of their individual experiences in the larger America.  This collective text reveals the inadequacy of simple categorizations while bringing forward human concerns that are not limited to a place, race or gender.

The topography that determines our incomplete history stands on social riddles and political erraticism.  The origins of our different narratives are rooted somewhere in Latin America and the Caribbean.   The essence of this initial context, its distinct sounds, colors and textures will follow wherever we go.  Our condition is transient, defined by the constant crossing of physical, social and political boundaries.  This activity marks our lives and our work.

We find ourselves in a double bind; in the space that separates the places we have left from the unrest of our present.  Grupo < > creates pauses in between this constant movement where we can share and examine the paradigms of our itinerant experience. This exhibition juxtaposes dissimilar objects that address shared questions.  Each artist has built their own language with the traces of multiple places and times.  These objects exist in parallel planes that overlap and diverge as they expose the complexity of a life in between; embodying a desire to remember, challenge and question an unreliable past that extends beyond our personal history.

more info : http://aap.cornell.edu/news-events/grupo-subgenera-contradictions

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SUBGENERA OF CONTRADICTIONS
Dec
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

SUBGENERA OF CONTRADICTIONS

A performative lecture by Constanza Alarcón Tennen, Aurora De Armendi, Marcela Flórido, Mariana Garibay Raeke and Alva Mooses.  This piece is the outcome of a collaborative text through which the five artists explore issues of geography, migration, politics, art, history and gender by means of their individual experiences in the larger America.  This collective text reveals the inadequacy of simple categorizations while bringing forward human concerns that are not limited to a place, race or gender.


December 19th 2015.
Arts Letters & Numbers

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Every Number is One: A Whole in Three Parts Composed of Twenty-Four Stages of Difference or How Can We Know the Moon if We Never See its Dark Side?
Dec
11
to Dec 20

Every Number is One: A Whole in Three Parts Composed of Twenty-Four Stages of Difference or How Can We Know the Moon if We Never See its Dark Side?

OPENING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 6-9 PM  

Transmitter is pleased to announce, "Every Number is One: A Whole in Three Parts Composed of Twenty-Four Stages of Difference or How Can We Know the Moon if We Never See its Dark Side?" a site-specific installation by Mariana Garibay Raeke. This work is made up of twenty-four plaster figures cast from a single malleable mold. The figures stand atop three tables, which echo the floor plan of the gallery. The first cast is a simple polygonal form that transforms and grows with each subsequent iteration. Variations were produced by carving into the sides of the mold and shrinking its mass. The piece evolves with each new cast, growing larger and more complex, capturing the process of transformation within this singular work. Each angle provides a different experience of color, form and texture. Each figure embodies a particular stage in a process that can be traced backwards and forwards in time.

The casting process is typically used to create objects nearly indistinguishable from one another. Mariana’s practice instead shows a transformation and the difference it creates as a singular work. This piece is a visual collection of distinct moments, assorted pieces of the past, that build on each other to capture slippage, growth and decay.

“Every number is one, since it is brought before the mind by a simple intuition and is given a name; but the unity which attaches to it is that of a sum, it covers a multiplicity of parts which can be considered separately.”     Henri Bergson, Time and Free Will

TRANSMITTER IS OPEN WEEKENDS FROM 16PM and by appointment

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