THE MUSEUM CAN BE A SITE TO INTERROGATE AND CELEBRATE THE POLITICAL, PHYSICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF ARTISTIC PRACTICES WITHIN LARGER URBAN ENVIRONMENTS

Polis:

Towards the Political

Reconstruction of the City

Museo de Antioquia, Medellin

In 2018, CDRC director Susan Rogers collaborated with artist Rick Lowe of Project Row House on an exhibit opened at the Museo de Antioquia in Medellin, Columbia titled “From Bigger to Beuys.” Professor Rogers designed the exhibit features, including the near full-scale photo of the Project Row Houses yard, the domino table, and a model of Project Row House. The exhibit also featured three Rick Lowe paintings that explored social practices of being in space within the urban framework of Houston’s Third Ward. Professor Rogers also participated in a dialogue with Jorge Blandon and Natalia Castano titled “The Reconstruction of the Neighborhood” as part of the exhibition’s opening, addressing the reconstruction of the neighborhood to recover symbolic narratives of inhabitants, the construction of critical citizenship, and the implications of artistic practices within larger urban contexts.

 

Project Team: Rick Lowe, Susan Rogers, Angélica Lastra, José Mario López

 

2018