Rafael Vargas Bernard
Common Space features ten international artists from New York and Miami that dismantle and re-envision social space as a site of artistic production. Architecture, cartography, and language emerge as subjects and methods to respond to the distribution of space as well as the production of identity, meaning, and power therein. Breaking with the notion of a gallery as a static presentation, the exhibition bridges the gallery with studios and common rooms at Oolite Arts and integrates residency and visiting artist cultures. Site-specific installations and activations throughout the duration of the exhibition will provide prompts for viewer participation and engagement.
About the Curator
Sally Eaves Hughes is a curator and writer based in New York. Often grounded in collaboration, her work focuses on abstraction, materiality, and geo-politics. A 2021–2022 Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program, Hughes holds a master’s degree in Modern and Contemporary Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University. She has held several curatorial positions and worked on exhibitions including Carl Craig, Sam Gilliam, and Dorothea Rockburne at Dia Art Foundation; Mary Sibande at the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies; as well as Visibility Machines. Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen and My Barbarian at Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago. Her writing has been published in Art Papers, The Brooklyn Rail, and Sculpture Magazine.
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