Cite, Site, Sights

Dispatches on Latin American art and culture

November 16, 2015

Venetian Mosaic

VENICE - “The ego is thus always an inauthentic agency, functioning to conceal a disturbing lack of unity” I read in an artwork by Henrik Olesen in Slip of the Tongue, a curatorial experiment by artist Dahn Vo and curator Caroline Bourgeois presented at Punta della Dogana...

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October 14, 2015

Accumulating Miles, Or Life?

Just because artists might accumulate miles in their frequent flyer accounts, doesn’t necessarily make them traveling artists. What’s certain is that they will accumulate life. The concept of the traveling artist is primarily linked to the 19th and 20th centuries...

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October 9, 2015

The Exotic in the Tropics

PANAMA - The tropical nation of Panama is the bridge between North and South America. Indeed, as the link that has brought the continents together for millions of years, today it is home to a blend of ecosystems that can be seen across the entirety of this small territory.

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September 22, 2015

Alternativo Soy

A Map of Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES - Born from necessity, complicity, from celebratory euphoria. They materialize and get the ball rolling through conviction, collaboration, and the support of their audience...

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August 12, 2015

To Be Self-Sufficient in Chile

Stories of Experience

SANTIAGO - The absence of a culture that values the visual arts as a tool for social change and intellectual enrichment has been, in the case of Chile, both a hindrance on artistic development itself as much as a driving force behind new and creative ways of thinking...

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July 7, 2015


An Irreversible Storyline

MANAGUA - In 1972 an eartquake destroyed the city of Managua. Everything was left in ruins. The historic city center, now know as “Vieja Managua,” became an inoperative place...

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June 26, 2015


The porous layers of a city

CUERNAVACA - There is a common tree here in Cuernavaca locally known as Tabachin (Delonix regia; also known as Poinciana or Flamboyant tree). This red flowering tree produces a long seed pod, one of which John Cage used as an instrument in his 1975 composition...

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