Viewing Room II: Regina José GalindoJanuary 15, 2015
The Viewing Room series was a charted journey through some of the then recent acquisitions of the contemporary art collection of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. It consisted of a series of events in which a single artwork from the collection was exhibited for a day in conjunction with a public program. Audiences were invited to experience seminal yet rarely seen artworks—in most cases, never before exhibited in New York—and to participate in programs designed to help articulate the working processes and contexts in which these works were created.
Other Viewing Room events included the presentation of: A Voyage or ‘With the MS Remscheid on the Amazon’ or the Account of a Voyage Under the Stars of the Refrigerator, 1968–1972, by Lothar Baumgarten (Germany); The Fountain of Prosperity, 2006, by Michael Stevenson (New Zealand); Secrets of the Amazon/Tomo River, 2011, by Gilda Mantilla and Raimond Chaves (Peru and Colombia); and The Catherwood Project, 1985-1993, by Leandro Katz (Argentina), including a viewing of original nineteen-century prints by Frederick Catherwood.
Viewing Room was organized by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, former Curator of Contemporary Art at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, with artist Alejandro Cesarco. The artists whose artworks were presented in these events participated in the conversations leading to the planning of this initiative. On certain occasions, these artists will be present at the public programs. Most times the events engage other members of the artistic community.
Regina José Galindo
Installation dimensions: 136 x 38 x 38 cm (53 1/2 x 15 x 15 inches)
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