Farsites: Urban Crisis and Domestic Symptoms in Recent Contemporary Art
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.
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 (Santiago García Navarro, Julieta González, Betti-Sue Hertz, Ana Elena Mallet, and Carla Zaccagnini).
Duration: 35 sec.
Judith Barry, Consigned to Border: The terror and possibility in the things not seen: five-sided billboard, INSITE97 (documentation).