ASU ART MUSEUM, PHOENIX (ARIZONA), USA
HEATHER LINEBERRY, JULIO MORALES AND MICHEL BLANCSUBÉ
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Working in conjunction with Fundación/Colección Jumex, the Arizona State University Art Museum in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts presents Turn off the Sun. Gordon Knox, director of the ASU Art Museum, praised Fundación/Colección Jumex’s ability to “recognize the potential of the complex multi-cultural population of Phoenix” and their support for what he called “an exhibition of sublime and transformative projects by world-class artists, many of whom have never shown in Arizona.”
The exhibition presents major pieces and installations by artists exploring diverse media and practice such as photography, ceramic and drawing. The work has been selected around the complex relationship between Arizona and Mexico with broad references to borders, labor, movement and site.
“Our partnership with Fundación/Colección Jumex and our curatorial selections were inspired by broad conversations about our contexts,” said Lineberry, including “the extremity of the Arizona landscape (climate and politics), the impact of the border (physical and intellectual), labor (related to the border and to art), and the intersections with international contemporary art. While our selections relate to these topics of conversation, it is a purposefully broad exhibition that represents the spectacular breadth of La Colección Jumex and leaves room for the viewer to interpret and respond.”
Turn off the Sun includes art works by Doug Aitken, Alejandro Almanza Pereda (site-specific commission), Francis Alÿs, Iñaki Bonillas, Miguel Calderón, Raúl Cárdenas/Torolab, Lawrence Carroll, José Damasceno, Mark Dion, Sam Durant, Mónica Espinosa, Dan Graham, Cao Guimarães, Daniel Guzmán, Liza Lou, Eduardo Sarabia, Santiago Sierra, Robert Smithson, SUPERFLEX, Mungo Thomson and Jeff Wall.