Opening October 5th
by Juan Arango Palacios &
October 5th – October 20th
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Recuerdos explores the complexities that are generated by the re-contextualization of a quinceañera’s cultural celebration within a queer identity. It includes various paintings and sculptures and serves as the performance space for the artists’ quinceañera celebration. The exhibition defies social assumptions about queerness, femme identity, masculine identity, and their cultural identity. It aims to speak on the duality of trauma and joy that the artists have experienced being queer within the Latinx community. It is by focusing on this relationship that Recuerdos explores themes of neglect, self-acceptance, and nostalgia.
The video will be available for the remainder of the semester. You can also find the video on the artist’s personal website: jarangopalacios.com/recuerdos. This performance is in conjunction with Recuerdos, an exhibition done by both Palacios and fellow artist Moises Salazar. The exhibition explores the complexities that are generated by the re-contextualization of a quinceañera’s cultural celebration within a queer identity. Please join us to celebrate!
SITE reminds everyone to practice social distancing. We all have a responsibility to each other. Moments of this performance include the artist and collaborators in close contact. Prior to the filming of this video, the performers were quarantining together and following the recommended Covid-19 prevention methods. During filming, the performers and SITE staff practiced social distancing, wore masks, and used hand stanizer. We continue to do so and obviously recommend you do the same. Be safe. Be well.