SITElines.2016: New perspectives on art of the Americas
Opening in July 2016, this exhibition, entitled much wider than a line, is part of SITE’s ongoing biennial series with a focus on Contemporary Art from the Americas.
SITElines is a radical rethinking of SITE Santa Fe’s signature biennial exhibition. When SITE Santa Fe opened in 1995, it launched what was then the only international biennial of contemporary art in the United States, and one of only a handful of biennials around the world. In the 20 years since, the landscape of the international contemporary art world has expanded, bringing a proliferation of biennials worldwide.
Looking to reinvigorate the biennial model, in 2011, SITE reimagined SITE’s biennial exhibition to focus on the Western Hemisphere, bring new perspectives to the curatorial table, and build a new infrastructure at SITE to support long-term research and new artist commissions. SITElines launched in 2014 with its first exhibition titled Unsettled Landscapes.
SITElines is a dynamic part of SITE Santa Fe’s year-round exhibition and public programming.