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Longing and Belonging

Installation View, 1995 Chema Alvagonzalez "Available"

From the Faraway Nearby

Longing and Belonging was the inaugural exhibition at SITE SANTA FE. It included 31 international artists who all explore identities in global culture. This exhibition mirrored SITE SANTA FE’s then-mission of bringing the “faraway nearby” by bringing objects and images from the international community to Santa Fe. It also addressed culturally-based ideas of permanency, displacement, exile, and heritage, among others.

Exhibited Artists:
Marina Abramović
Chema Alvargonzález
Francis Alÿs
Robert Ashley
Rebecca Belmore
Barbara Bloom
Imre Bukta
Carlos Capelán
Thomas Joshua Cooper
Braco Dimitrijević
Felix González-Torres
Ann Hamilton
Gary Hill
Jenny Holzer
Rebecca Horn
Anish Kapoor
Catherine Lord
Chie Matsui
Jakob Mattner
Gerald McMaster
Bruce Nauman
Marta María Pérez Bravo
Alison Rossiter
Meridel Rubinstein
Andres Serrano
Lorna Simpson
Valeska Soares
Pierrick Sorin
Trinh T. Minh-ha
Tseng Kwong Chi
Millie Wilson

Bruce Ferguson

Artist Bios

Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic is without question one of the seminal artists of our time. Since the beginning of her career in Yugoslavia during the early 1970s where she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Abramovic has pioneered the use of performance as a visual art form. The body has always been both her subject and medium. Exploring the physical and mental limits of her being, she has withstood pain, exhaustion, and danger in the quest for emotional and spiritual transformation. Abramovic's concern is with creating works that ritualize the simple actions of everyday life like lying, sitting, dreaming, and thinking; in effect the manifestation of a unique mental state. As a vital member of the generation of pioneering performance artists that includes Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, and Chris Burden, Abramovic created some of the most historic early performance pieces and is one of few still making important durational works.VIEW ARTIST

Bruce W. Ferguson

Bruce Willis Ferguson was recognized internationally as an innovative curator, writer, and academic leader and was widely influential in the field of the contemporary visual arts. His most recent executive position was as President of Otis College of Art Design, Los Angeles, from which he stepped down in March 2019. Born and educated in Canada, he lived in New York and Los Angeles while having close family links to Lethbridge and Vancouver.VIEW CURATOR