Olivia Mole with Ian Byers-Gamber
Saida Largaespada & Hailey Loman
Riviera Parking, a project space located in Santa Barbara, presented nine artists' responses to the pandemic from February - June 2021. Initially beginning as online conversations, these shows were tidy reflections of chaotic beginnings. Each exhibition questioned different personal, communal and global crises: time, community, documentation, travel, hygiene, paranoia and communication. These topics felt increasingly urgent to consider and still do as the pandemic continues.
The exhibition space was located in a two car garage in Santa Barbara and began as a way to communicate with artists from a non-hub art city during a time when proximity could be deadly. The process of moving work from an artist studio to the exhibition space became something Riviera Parking considered after reflecting on the first conversations with artists. They thought about the drive between the Los Angeles artist studio to the Santa Barbara garage and how the transitory space and time of this drive paralleled a garage’s function: temporary and transitional.
Riviera Parking is presenting an overview of the Santa Barbara exhibitions in Düsseldorf as a way to reflect on each artist's response. Removed from the space, the work gains clarity after its initial visual reflections; through exhibiting facsimiles of the artwork initially displayed.
KUNST UND KRISE
Wir befinden uns in einer Gegenwart der globalen Krise. Mit dem Diskurs über den gesellschaftlichen Umgang damit, verbinden sich Fragestellungen an die Kunst. Daher findet 2021 im STUDIO FOR ARTISTIC RESEARCH eine Ausstellungsreihe statt, die diese Fragen verhandelt. Die Teilnahme ist unter Einhaltung der aktuellen Infektionsschutzregelungen vor Ort oder online möglich. Das Format soll zu einem besseren Verständnis unserer Gegenwart und möglichen Zukunft beitragen.
Foto by Ian Byers-Gamber
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