Jay Berrones (Mexico City), El Rostro Borrado (detail), 2020, hand-cut collage & packing tape

Radical Reimaginings

August 22, 2020 – December 26, 2020

On view at 516arts.org/museumfromhome
VIRTUAL RECEPTION: Saturday, August 22, 6-8pm (MST) • Register at: 516arts.org/eventregistration

516 ARTS, in partnership with Kolaj Institute, invited selected artists from New Mexico and around the world to reflect on our shifting world using collage, a medium that has been historically used by artists to directly engage with the visual narratives of their time and to reimagine the stories that have been told. Affordable and democratic in its means, collage has a history of contributing to activism and inspiring new ideas. In this spirit of celebrating the radical qualities of combining images, artists who use collage in their artistic practices were selected from near and far. As consciousness is rapidly changing on both a personal and collective level, the exhibition offers a space for reflection through acts of examining, re-organizing, and manipulating imagery. Participating artists come from New Mexico, across the United States, as well as Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, and the UK. Radical Reimaginings is curated by 516 ARTS in collaboration with Ric Kasini Kadour, publisher of Kolaj Magazine. The exhibition is presented as part of our Museum from Home initiative during the pandemic and as a featured exhibition of Kolaj LIVE Online. It is accompanied by a catalog in print, which includes each artist’s work and an essay about the exhibition. At the virtual opening artists in the exhibition will speak about what they are trying to reimagine with their work.

Participating artists include:

Neal Ambrose-Smith (Salish-Kootenai, Métis-Cree, Sho-Ban), Elena Baca, Allan Bealy, Jay Berrones, Guillaume Chiron, Carolina Chocron, Enrique “Kike” Congrains, Cynthia Cook, Karsten Creightney, Kelly Eckel, Antonio Fräppa, Danila Ilabaca, Lory Ivey Alexander, Susanna Lakner, Alejandro Macías & Laura Macías, MK, Jennifer Nehrbass, Michael Pajon, Sherry Parker, Carlos Quintos Kemm, Luanne Redeye (Seneca Nation), Alyce Santoro, Sara Serna, Rosie Schinners, Brooke Steiger, Paula Wilson