319 N Clinton Ave

Installation view, Between the Real and Utopia Exhibition, SITE Gallery, Chicago, 2017. Documentation: Jesse Meredith.

319 N Clinton Ave

Between the Real and Utopia

November 16 – December 15 

(November 16 – 22)

SITE Gallery, curated by Jameson Paige

Chicago, IL

 

A long form research project into the gentrification of Oak Cliff, a historically Latinx neighborhood in Dallas, Texas. This project uses the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps as primary source material to create a score on the floor of the gallery, centering the the loss of one specific property during the mortgage crisis. 

Exhibition statement:

Between the Real and Utopia is an exhibition centering performance practices that investigates the process of “getting there.” The position of being between two temporalities–the real and a utopia–indicates a notion of flux, and on favorable occasion, progression. Perpetually marked by temporality, performance practices glimpse how new ways of seeing, being, and doing are enacted, making them a suitable metaphor for what characterizes the in between. Though a group show, the exhibition format cycles through a series of smaller artist projects–individual and collaborative–conjoining the temporally-bound nature of performance with a curatorial platform that performs in tandem with the artists. Each iterative project occurs over a week, staging performances, programs, and activations in conjunction with its installation, pointing to the potentialities of utopia’s reverberation back into the real.

Artists:
Mev Luna
Marcela Torres
Michael Vincent Pusey
Michelle Murphy

–– Jameson Paige