International Archives 1st half of 2015
Art Agenda Press Release
The 8th Floor is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Mobility and Its Discontents, featuring artwork by Jane Benson, Alberto Borea, Ángel Delgado, Javier Téllez, Lan Tuazon and Jorge Wellesley. The exhibition examines the dynamics of mobility and its physical, psychological, socio-
Exhibition 6 March -
Featuring artists from Venezuela, Peru, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines, alongside two Cuban artists from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, the show brings the Rubins' dedication to contemporary Cuban art into conversation with a wider artistic community, reflecting the diversity of New York's cultural life. The works in the exhibition convey experiences of separation, isolation, and distance, experienced on both a local and global scale, in sites such as the United States-
Both Lan Tuazon and Alberto Borea question ideas of access within New York City's built environment. Tuazon's series of prints, "Architectures of Defense," rework the design and placement of fencing on public property, proposing absurdly decorative versions of the wrought iron fences and gates that "protect" public parks and buildings from unspecified intruders. Borea's recently completed Wall Street and One Liberty/Empire of Decline comment on human value as experienced in the context of municipal and privately owned public spaces in Lower Manhattan's financial district. Ángel Delgado, a Cuban artist who was imprisoned in the early 1990s—for a performance condemned by the Cuban government—creates work inspired by materials that were available to him in prison. His "Inside Outside" series of quilts are comprised of hand-
Mobility and Its Discontents is the first in a series curated by Sara Reisman, who was recently appointed Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, with research and curatorial support by George Bolster and Anjuli Nanda.
Jorge Wellesley, from the series Dyslexia II, 2013. Watercolor on card, 24 x 36 inches.
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