Features installations, works on paper, photography, paintings, video and sound work created during the last year by artists Amalia Caputo, Consuelo Castañeda, Liz Cerejido, Ana Albertina Delgado, Nereida Garcia-Ferráz, Odalis Valdivieso, Eugenia Vargas.
At 801 Projects the artists examine the uses of the archive through the subject of the book. The artists explore the infinite ways in which books have been used - from a historical perspective to contemporary manifestations. Their infinite uses, as well as their historical successes and failures is the focus of the exhibition.
The book is a powerful catalyst for these artists inspiring fantasy and nostalgia and their consideration of earthly and political concerns. A series of imaginative and concepual documentaries have merged together through conversations, reseach and gatherings. In these various works, the subject of the book/archive serves different purposes through conceptual interpretations, as well as, the use of the literal text, freed from the confines of the author.
The exhibition will also present a secondhand bookstore and library with sales of books, videos and related material. Stack of books representing personal bibliographies of each corresponding artist.
Imperfect Archives was curated and organized by Nereida Garcia-Ferráz, Consuelo Castañeda and Angela Valella.
Opening Friday, October 9, 2009, 7pm
Closing - Book Sale, Friday, October 30, 2009, 7pm
(This event is free and open to the public)
On view from October 9-30, 2009, weekdays from 11 am to 5 pm by appointment. For additional information please write firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-299-6155.
801 Projects is located at: 801 SW 3rd Ave. Miami FL 33130