In July 2014, SITElines becomes a dynamic new part of SITE’s year-round exhibition programming and signature biennial show.
Opening Festivities July 17-19
Opened in 1995 to present what was then the only international contemporary art biennial in the United States, SITE Santa Fe was born at a time when there were only a handful of biennials in the world. From the very beginning, SITE established a commitment to its risk-taking and visionary perspective.
After two years of research and a thoughtful reconsideration of SITE’s signature international Biennial, 2014 will launch a reimagined biennial exhibition series titled SITElines with a new focus on contemporary art from the Americas.
In many ways, Santa Fe itself is a fusion of the Americas. Many layers of history and culture are embedded in the land in Santa Fe and visible in our present-day population. First Native American land, then a Spanish Kingdom, a Mexican Province, and an American Territory, all before statehood, New Mexico is a rich microcosm of the Americas. SITE Santa Fe is uniquely situated, literally and metaphorically, to explore the territory of the Americas—it is a direction that is both timely and specific to SITE’s vision, place, and history.
In July 2014, SITElines becomes a dynamic new part of SITE’s year-round exhibition programming as a new signature biennial show.
SITElines.2014: Unsettled Landscapes
This show will look to the urgencies, political conditions, and historical narratives that inform the work of contemporary artists across North, Central and South America. Through three themes — landscape, territory and trade — the exhibition will illuminate the connections among representations of the land, movement across the land, and economies and resources derived from the land.
Further information on sitelines.2014 will be announced throughout 2013 and 2014.
The SITElines2014 curatorial team
Candice Hopkins, curator (b. Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada; lives in Ottawa and Albuquerque)
Lucia Sanroman, curator (b. Guadalajara, Mexico; lives in Boston and Mexico City)
Janet Dees, curator of special projects (b. New York; lives in Santa Fe)
Irene Hofmann, SITElines director (b. New York; lives in Santa Fe)