2019, Second Shift Curatorial Projects, Minneapolis, MN
Statement (Group Show)
Second Shift Studio Space is pleased to announce Body ◾ Building the second of five Alt Space popups located in the Minneapolis skyway. Curated by Second Shift Curatorial Projects and Chris Larson, the exhibition features 7 artists exploring the theme of architecture, bodies, and the relationship between these.
Tzolk'in/Count of Days transforms Mexico City's renowned National Museum of Anthropology (built in 1964) into a defamiliarized architectural site inhabited by the ghost-like figures of tourists and workers who move through it. In moments, these figures share the frame with spectral artifacts from the territory's pre-Colombian past, while in other instances, the artifacts burst rapidly onto the screen as ethereal objects in exaggerated color and aliveness. Tzolk’in features the minor Mayan artifacts of the museum's holdings offsetting the spatial design of the building and grounds, which intentionally centralized Mexico's prominent Aztec civilization.