DENVER (Wednesday, May 8, 2013)—The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) presents the remarkable work of four artists from throughout the Americas with four solo exhibitions opening this summer. With these exhibitions, MCA Denver will serve as the lead cultural partner in the 2013 Biennial of the Americas, an international festival of art, culture and ideas, which kicks off with an inaugural forum on July 16, 2013 and runs through Labor Day. The Biennial will bring together leaders from politics, business, education and the arts in a cross-cultural experience of forums and exhibitions, celebrating the artistic, intellectual and political spheres of the Americas.
TATIANA BLASS: ELECTRICAL ROOM
Brazilian artist Tatiana Blass will present new work opening during the inaugural week of the 2013 Biennial of the Americas. For her first solo exhibition in the United States, Blass will create a new, site-specific installation for MCA Denver. Titled Electrical Room, the installation will occupy both the Congdon Family Gallery and the Vicki & Kent Logan Promenade. Hundreds of cords and plugs will wind through the Congdon Family Gallery, creating a tangled web of material. The cords will all come together at a fixed point on one wall, penetrating the wall and seeming to provide power to a dense installation of audio-visual equipment in the adjacent gallery. Piled in a seemingly haphazard manner, the screens and monitors nonetheless feature video and sound in such a way that, collectively, all the elements compose a single narrative.
Curated by Nora Burnett Abrams, Tatiana Blass: Electrical Room will be presented in the Vicki & Kent Logan Promenade and the Congdon Family Gallery from July 16 through September 29, 2013. The exhibition is sponsored in part by MCA Denver Director's Vision Society members Nina & Min Sohn. Tatiana Blass was born in 1979 in São Paulo, Brazil, where she continues to live and work.
MCA Denver will celebrate the openings of Tatiana Blass, Gaspar Libedinsky and John McEnroe on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 with a Members' Artist Luncheon from 11:30AM–1:30PM and Members Preview from NOON–5PM. The public opening and celebration will take place from 5PM–2PM, with 10¢ admission.
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