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"2002 (S) Files, the biennial of El Museo del Barrio"
2002-10-24 until 2003-02-16
el museo del barrio
New York, NY, USA

Capturing the unique energy of innovative contemporary artists based in the greater New York area, The (S) Files are “Selected” from on-going submissions to El Museo. The (S) Files expands the definition of contemporary Latino/Latin American art, nurtures the development of groundbreaking young artists, and reinforces El Museo’s commitment to emerging artists by fostering an inclusive, ever-broadening group of artist-stakeholders.

The exhibition is co-curated by Deborah Cullen, Curator, and Victoria Noorthoorn, Curator of Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Colección Costanini, Buenos Aires .

Works include traditional media, such as painting, drawing, sculptural works, photography and video, and also many site-specific installations, performative pieces, conceptual works and outdoor projects created specifically for the exhibition. The 30 artists included in The (S) Files 2002 are: María Alós, Isidro Blasco, François Bucher, Margarita Cabrera, Bibi Calderaro, Javier Cambre, Paco Cao, Karlos Carcamo, Alejandro Cesarco, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Alessandra Exposito, Cari González-Casanova, Julio Grinblatt, Nicolás Guagnini, Claudia Joskowicz, Miguel Luciano, Tristana Maccio, Chico MacMurtrie, Enrique Méndez de Hoyos, Yucef Merhi, neuroTransmitter, Vicente Razo, Aixa Requena, Ryan Rivera, Raimundo Rubio, Karin Schneider, Alejandra Seeber, Leticia Stella-Serra, Rigoberto Torres and Judi Werthein.

A lively array of programming builds upon the youthful energy of The (S) Files, through projects that take place in Teatro Heckscher, the museum lobby and courtyard, the streets of el barrio, and beyond.

IMAGE:
Javier Cambre
Preparatory Photoshop image for Habitat en Tránsito:
Pioñes (In Situ), 2001.
Wood, paint, graphite wall drawings,
hammock, and wood shack.

Javier Cambre, who was also included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, will be presenting a new piece titled Casa Cinema(Mr Hyde). This piece consists of a half scale "model"-sculpture of a cinematic hall, which includes a video in its interior and photographs in its exterior. This multimedia sculpture, renders a version of the tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, performed by Cambre, through an ironic visit of the film noir genre and French pop of the 60's. At the same time, Casa Cinema (Mr Hyde) is in one of its levels a homage and a personal "protrait" of Parisian icon Serge Gainsbourg.


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