Friday, January 16, 2009
November 30, 2008 - January 18, 2009 extended through January 25, 2009.
Argentina and Chile are two neighboring South American countries located at 34º00' S, 64º00' W and 30º00' S, 71º00' W, respectively, over 4000 miles south of New York City. Despite their close geographical proximity, these countries, divided by the Andes Mountains, have marked historical and cultural differences, which inform their creative outputs.
In an experimental international outreach project, the Dumbo Arts Center (DAC) has invited eight artists from Argentina and Chile to work on-site in the gallery for two weeks prior to the exhibition's opening. The artists will be challenged to produce site-specific works that respond to the history and redevelopment of Dumbo and New York City. They will document their experience through an immediate interpretation of exposure to the new and unfamiliar. Conversely, the gallery will be open to the public from November 20th to enable visitors to interact with the artists, while work is in process and progress.
Photographies of the Exhibition
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 30, 2008, 6 - 9pm
Curators' Talk: Thursday, December 11, 2008, 7pm
The Dumbo Arts Center (DAC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit contemporary arts organization located in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York. DAC's mission is to catalyze interaction between visual artists, the local community and the wider public, in order to preserve the neighborhood of Dumbo as a springboard for new art.
DAC produces the annual multi-site D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival, presents a year-round program of new exhibitions in its gallery, commissions site-specific art and provides educational programs for artists and high school students.
Founded by artists in the wake of the first festival in 1997, DAC was the first non-profit arts organization in Dumbo, Brooklyn. By attracting thousands of visitors and media attention to the once abandoned manufacturing area, DAC's role has been pivotal in the establishment of Dumbo, Brooklyn as a recognized neighborhood and cultural destination.