Join Iván Argote on June 18th for a new performance, taking place on a New York City double decker bus tour. In collaboration with curator Julio Morales, the artist will stage a guided tour throughout Manhattan, focusing on monuments with a colonial legacy.
"A Place For Us - Tour Bus" will take on the format of a typical sight-seeing tour, with a conversation between artist Iván Argote and curator Julio César Morales that focuses on the history of and potential future for New York’s monuments. The performance is an extension of Iván Argote’s exhibition, "A Place For Us," on view at Perrotin New York through August 13th. For this exhibition, he will present six new series that propose alternatives for contested monuments within major historic cities — namely Bogotá (his ancestral home), Paris (his current home), and New York (the exhibition’s home). Ultimately using fiction as a tool to change the present.
Bogotá-born and Paris-based artist Iván Argote has been interested in the public display of history for nearly two decades. Through his sculptures, installations, films and interventions, he questions our intimate relationship with others, institutions, power and belief systems. In his interventions on monuments, large-scale installations and performances, Iván Argote proposes new symbolic uses of public space. He gained significant prominence after his 2012 solo exhibition at Palais de Tokyo and inclusion in the Sao Paulo Biennale. More recently, he was included in the last iteration of Desert X, held a solo exhibition at ASU (curated by the great Julio César Morales), and was included in last year's group exhibition "Global(e) Résistance" at Centre Pompidou. He will take part in a residency at Artpace San Antonio this summer.
Julio César Morales is an artist, educator and curator currently working both individually and collaboratively. His artwork consistently explores issues of labor, memory, surveillance technologies and identity strategies. From 2008 to 2012 he was Adjunct Curator for Visual Arts at Yerba Buena Center for The Arts in San Francisco. Morales was a contributing curator for the Japanese pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. He was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2020. Currently, he is Senior Curator at the ASU Art Museum at Arizona State University.
This is a free event. Space is extremely limited. For questions, please contact [email protected].
The performance will take place through Big Bus Tours New York.
Start @ The American Museum of Natural History: 200 Central Park West, New York, NY, 10024
End @ Perrotin: 130 Orchard Street, New York, NY, 10002