27.08.2005 — 13.11.2005

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Farsites: Urban Crisis and Domestic Symptoms in Recent Contemporary Art was an exhibition of works by fifty-two international artists exploring issues of urban rupture — moments when the grid and systems of the modern city fail or fall short. The artworks selected for the exhibition reflected a broad range of understandings of “crisis” occurring in public, urban settings — economic, political, institutional, social, systemic, or cultural.

A collaborative effort of the Centro Cultural Tijuana, inSite_05, and the San Diego Museum of Art, Farsites was the first exhibition jointly organized by visual arts institutions in the highly charged border region of San Diego/Tijuana.

Curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Farsites included documentary projects by five adjunct curators focused on five cities in the Americas: Buenos Aires, Caracas, Mexico City, New York, and São Paulo. The catalogue features essays by Brazilian psychoanalyst Suely Rolnik, and California-based cultural critic and urban and media historian Norman Klein, as well as by Adriano Pedrosa and the five adjunct curators.

Farsites was the museum exhibition component of inSite_05 — a network of cultural events that includes Interventions, commissioned projects in public spaces in San Diego and Tijuana; Conversations, an ongoing series of dialogues, workshops, lectures, and publications; and Scenarios, supporting new forms of artistic practice in the public sphere.

Venues: Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT) and San Diego Museum of Art