Viewing Room is a charted journey through some recent acquisitions of the contemporary art collection of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. It consists of a series of events in which a single artwork from the collection is exhibited for a day along with an accompanying public program. Audiences are invited to experience seminal yet rarely seen artworks--in most cases, never before exhibited in New York--and to participate in programs designed to help articulate the working processes and contexts in which these works were created.
Viewing Room is organized by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy with artist Alejandro Cesarco. The artists whose artworks are presented in Viewing Room participated in the conversations throughout the initiative's planning process. On certain occasions, these artists will be present at the public programs. Most times, the events engage other artists, writers, and people visiting or living in New York.