ARTINA 2022: A Space in Place
The Washington Sculptors Group presents A Space in Place for an annual outdoor sculpture installation. This year, artists respond to the theme of sculpture being out of place.
For something to be out of place, one must question the relationship between the object and its surroundings. A Space in Place will be an immersive sculpture garden with site-specific sculptural disruptions on the museum grounds, for example, an oil rig amongst a rose garden or sculptures interrupting paved walkways. ‘Out of place’ may also refer to the object being located out of context or the contrast between the topic of the artwork and the place in which it resides. Although the friction of opposition may also exist within the object itself. Sculptures may resemble functional objects defying their functionality.
The dichotomy of space and place is presented for artists and viewers alike to engage with relationships to place. How might the placement and context of sculptures on the museum property effect our understanding of the sculptural work and the museum space?
About the Juror
Natalie Fulgencio-Turner is a curator who develops multicultural and multilingual exhibitions and art experiences. Her practice is rooted in sustainable partnerships, which she maintains with the International Monetary Fund, community galleries of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and through local DC Metro artists affiliated with the Arlington Arts Center and Black Market Art/Common Collective DC initiative.
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