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Three Openings: One Night!

October 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SITE Santa Fe opens three multi-sensory exhibitions with food, drink, and live music!

Join the celebration to experience unforgettable installations by Joanna Keane Lopez, Oswaldo Maciá, and the latest Creative Residencies participant, Johnny Ortiz, musical performances by Nizhonniya Austin and ¡Hijo!, and food by Fusion Tacos.

SITElab 15: Joanna Keane Lopez: Land Craft Theatre
On view through Jan, 9, 2022

New Mexico-based artist Joanna Keane Lopez’s practice reclaims adobe and wildcrafting traditions and celebrates the legacy of the adobera and enjarradora—women who are masters at constructing and preserving earthen buildings. Exploring the boundaries between large-scale installation and adobe architecture, Land Craft Theatre examines notions of home and functions as a stage for stories of connection. An intimate dialogue between artist and material, Land Craft Theatre enriches the viewer’s understanding of land-sourced materials, such as adobe and botanical dyes and brings each aspect of the creative process into focus. Comprising two large-scale sculptural installations (adobe and paper), Keane Lopez incorporates plant and insect dyes, land-sourced colored clays, and hand-harvested aliz (a traditional clay plaster) from New Mexico.

Oswaldo Maciá: New Cartographies Of Smell Migration | Santa Fe
On view through Oct, 31, 2021

New Cartographies Of Smell Migration | Santa Fe is a multi-sensory sculptural installation by Colombian artist Oswaldo Maciá celebrating movement and migration through sound, smell, and sight. Set among hand painted maps annotated with notes on the cultural history and biological role of smell, this olfactory-acoustic sculpture diffuses the fragrance of tree resins sourced from forests in El Salvador and Honduras. These resins have played major cultural, religious, and medicinal roles among Indigenous peoples of the Americas since time immemorial, and have been exported globally since the 16th century. The accompanying audio sculpture features a blend of sounds including wind recorded in various deserts around the world and insects from the Choco region rainforests of Colombia.

Creative Residencies: Johnny Ortiz
On view through Oct, 24, 2021

Small white flowers arranged on a dark plate centered on a dark backgroundSITE Santa Fe’s second Creative Residencies installation features the work of Johnny Ortiz, including video and ceramic work documenting Ortiz’s culinary celebrations of place.
Creative Residencies is a pilot program that celebrates creative people doing extraordinary work in our community – work that would not normally be presented in a museum context. SITE Santa Fe works with Creative Residencies participants to develop and realize a project in the museum.


October 1, 2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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