Image Courtesy: Sandino Scheidegger, 2016
No One Belongs Here More Than You
March 3 – April 24, 2016
Despacio, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Assistant to Sandino Scheidegger chief curator of Despacio.
It’s no secret that some moments slip away into the mental archive forever, while others vanish before we fully sense them. Despacio presents conceptual works spanning the past 40 years by artists who understand how to capture and create ingenious moments that inform our memories and provoke our deepest ruminations.
Sometimes it’s the small, silent moments that tell the story. Our most fulfilling experiences connect us with what we are really searching for. They lead us to ask, what are we seeking when visiting an exhibition?
This question has generated many answers over time and remains significant today in an ever-changing world of influences and expectations. It is also all the more relevant to Central America, a region with limited outlets for exploring art beyond national museums.
It is the visitor’s responsibility to manage his or her expectations. Interpreting art requires time for personal contemplation. Conceptual artists inspire us to pay attention to fleeting moments, and we at Despacio feel those fleeting moments may give birth to stories, myths, and in some cases even new realities.
All of the works on display in No One Belongs Here More Than You playfully interpret moments in time. Sometimes they focus on the absence of something during a significant moment, and other times they suggest that the moment is indicative of something greater. Regardless of their differences, each artist activates the viewer’s imagination through his or her work by breathing new life into a handful of moments that will continue to inform what happens next. Ultimately, we interpret and revisit artworks in the context of time, reminding us that great works of art are living things and exceptionally timeless.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS (not exhaustive)
• Adrian Melis, Cuba
• Anja Majer, Germany
• Bethan Huws, Wales
• Carey Young, United Kingdom
• David Horvitz, United States
• Fabian Boschung, Switzerland
• Fayçal Baghriche, France/Algeria
• Hans Eijkelboom, Netherlands
• Ivan Argote, Colombia
• Javier Calvo, Costa Rica
• Jay Chung, United States
• Karin Lehmann, Switzerland
• Nicolas Robbio, Argentina
• Nina Beier & Marie Lund, Denmark
• Julian Charrière, Switzerland
• Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Iceland
• Swen Renault, France
• Thomas Moor, Switzerland
and selected artists from the CENTRAL ARCHIVE
i.e. Sasha Kurmaz, Benvenuto Chavajay, Jürgen Krause, Jens Risch, Ben Long, Camille Laurelli, Diego Arias Asch, eteam, Florence Jung, Jens Sundheim, Marton Robinson, Mikko Kuorinki, Ronald Reyes, Thomas Geiger, Yann Vanderme, Guillermo Vargas (Habacuc), Roger Munoz, Paulette Penje, Sebastien Verdon and more.
LIBRARIES IN RESIDENCE
• The Totality of True Propositions (Before) by Julien Prévieux
• Training to Be a Girl by Sophie Barbasch
• Running Away From the Dirty Boulevards by Diana Abi Khalil
• Bookshelf by Barbara Hoffmann