Alberto Aguilar: .de.ma.rc.at.ed.
May 3 – May 31, 2015
Reception for the Artist
Sunday, May 3, 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, May 31, 4:00 P.M.
Artists are keen to understand their environment, audience, and the host of institutions whose interests intersect with the Arts; and the informed artist reflects upon and responds to such specific and broad contexts. Alberto Aguilar understands the importance of this responsiveness, but his artistic work shifts this effort from artist to audience. Rather than respond to a specific site or context, Aguilar’s practice is rooted in re-purposing such sites and contexts. His Domestic Monuments body of work, for example, re-contextualizes the furnishings and possessions of an individual’s home such that these objects lose functionality but gain monumental status.
Presented with unfinished walls and a gallery’s preparation materials, e.g. screws, paint, brushes, rollers, tape, etc., Aguilar redefines the designed and physical space of 4WPS. Lines will be erased, and lines will be drawn. A closing performance emphasizes Aguilar’s demarcations.
.de.ma.rc.at.ed. is presented in conjunction with Aguilar’s Crossing Boundaries Residency supported by Arts and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago.