Real estate: Properties & Other Holdings
July 13–September 23, 2012
Friday, July 13
6–8PM Members Preview
8PM–MIDNIGHT Public Opening
5¢ for New Mexicans, Utahns and Wyomingites. 10¢ for everyone else.
This Mexico City-based artist collective (Julio Castro, Gabriel Cazares Salas and Rolando Flores Tovar) will be the subject of a solo exhibition at MCA Denver. Tercerunquinto stages architectural interventions in public spaces, transforming familiar sites into something unknown and enabling visitors to experience these places with a refreshed eye. Invited by the museum to design a site-specific work, the artists conceived a project that engages the surrounding development of the museum's neighborhood. Tercerunquinto has entered into separate contracts with two local real estate developers to preserve a single property in its current state. The contract then becomes the artwork. Inspired by the vast development taking shape in lower downtown (as well as throughout the city of Denver), the artists will bring this urban transformation into the gallery by designating the museum as custodian of these contracts. Should any change to the property take place, the work of art will be destroyed. The project is such contracts are entered into in our local environment. In addition to this new work, the exhibition will also feature three of the artists' earlier projects, providing a broader and richer understanding of their conceptually-driven practice.
Real Estate: Properties & Other Holdings will be presented in the Joseph Crescenti Family Gallery from July 13 through September 23, 2012.
The exhibition is sponsored in part by the MCA Denver Director's Vision Society members and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. We would also like to thank the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
image: Tercerunquinto. Real Estate: Properties & Other Listings (detail), 2012. Ink on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 in. Courtesy the artists.