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Echoes of Art in an Age of Endless Conclusions

SITE SANTA FE’s second Biennial, TRUCE: Echoes of Art in an Age of Endless Conclusions, benefited from the concurrent opening of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum as well as the second ART Santa Fe Contemporary Art Fair, producing a triple header that attracted the art world’s attention. Aptly named, this Biennial signaled a truce with the community by engaging in dialogues with local voices. Curator Francesco Bonami assembled 27 artists from 20 countries whose work connected isolated individuals to communal forces and contested our culture’s language of violence as “the only transmitter of meaning.” Among this Biennial’s successes count Sam Taylor-Wood’s simultaneous videos of five isolated people narrating their lives, Esko Männikkö’s bleak photographs of West Texas Hispanic communities, subREAL’s documenting of Ceaucescu’s fall, and, in his first U.S. showing, William Kentridge’s animations of post-apartheid South Africa.

Exhibited Artists:
Massimo Bartolini
Vanessa Beecroft
Maurizio Cattelan
Olafur Eliasson
Giuseppe Gabellone
Kevin Hanley
Gary Hume
Noritoshi Hirakawa
Huang Yong Ping
Martin Polák & Lukáš Jasanský
Alexis Leyva Machado "KCHO"
William Kentridge
Suchan Kinoshita
Udomsak Krisanamis
Sharon Lockhart
Esko Männikkö
Chris Moore
Tracey Moffatt
Elizabeth Peyton
Tobias Rehberger
Miguel Rio Branco
Rudolf Stingel
Pascale Marthine Tayou
Sam Taylor-Wood
Jaan Toomik
Eulália Valldosera
subREAL (Cãlin Dan and Josif Kiraly)

Francesco Bonami

Artist Bios

Massimo Bartolini

Massimo Bartolini, born in Cecina in 1962, where he currently resides and works, has a multifaceted background. He studied as a surveyor in Livorno (1976-1981) and graduated from the Florence Academy (1989). He is a professor of visual arts at UNIBZ Bolzano, NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts, Milan) and Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.VIEW ARTIST

Francesco Bonami

Francesco Bonami was born in Florence in 1955. He directed the Venice Biennale Dreams and Conflicts in 2003. In 1997 he curated SITE SANTA FE Biennial, in 2000 Manifesta 3, and in 2010 the Whitney Biennial of American Art. In the late '80s and early '90s he was the US correspondent for Flash Art. From 1995 to 2017 he was the artistic director of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin. From 1999 to 2008 he was the Manilow Senior Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago.VIEW CURATOR