Wednesday, July 08, 2015


An Art/Curatorial Project
by Daniel Silvo and Raul Zamudio
August 6-15, 2015
7,500 years of history, 1685 miles, 5 artists, 4 artworks, 4 states, 2 countries, 2 videographers,
and 1 curator....

DUST/POLVO is titled both in English and Spanish because of its bicultural and bi-geographical nature and is a nomadic, experimental project that entails the interment of four artworks along the US/Mexico border.

One artwork will each be buried adjacent to the border in the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Apart from burying the artworks, there will be video documentation which will be edited and shown as both a documentary and a shorter version to be incorporated as an art installation. 

DUST/POLVO operates on numerous fronts: one has to do with the mechanisms that operate and define material and symbolic value in art and its commodification, especially in regards to the market; another has to do with notions of spectatorship; and another still is an ontological exploration of authorship, art-making, and curating; but maybe the most topical dimension of the project in regards to the politically contested US/Mexico border, is that the artworks are authored by Mexican artists either living in Mexico or abroad. The artists whose works will be interred are: Alejandro Almanza, Felipe Ehrenberg, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, and Sarah Minter. 

Raul Zamudio, a New York-based curator and writer, and Daniel Silvo, a Spanish artist, are collaborating on this art/curatorial project.

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