United States of America
I saw myself on the street
Alexander Siquier is a young art student, interested in engraving, drawing, photography, video, and installations, who completed his first art residency at ´ace.
Born in Houston, he traveled to Argentina to investigate graphic techniques, and digital research and printing.
During his stay in Buenos Aires, he explored the image of his own body through photography, making an extensive registry of photographic self-portraits to develop a series of images that were the basis for subsequent interventions. Siquier is a great draftsman and caricaturist, techniques that he knew how to integrate into the series of prints in which they also belong with relief techniques and monotypes.
Alexander conceived the work to carry out the installation “I saw myself in the street”, the exhibition may be in the Polyglot Room at the end of his residency.
1988 | Houston, EE.UU.
2010 | BFA. University of Rochester. New York, USA.
I saw myself on the street
An impressive exhibition was opened in the Sala Políglota de ´ace where Alexander Squier’s work can be seen after his production residency.
The exhibition reflects the concerns of the young artist who is interested in human relationships, in the ways, “types” or “personalities” that both people and himself develop to communicate.
The installation is conceived as a game of characters in subtle movement. The works hang at different levels and heights in the Polyglot Hall, establishing a game and dialogue between them, thus creating a visual and sound universe – although no exhibition is not accompanied by sound.
I saw myself on the street reflects all these concerns and perceptions that have been the basis for developing his project through the game of describing, identifying and personifying who the artist has around him.
I SAW MYSELF ON THE STREET (by Alexander Squier)
We all have an inherent drive to judge, describe, personify, and identify each and every thing around us. People develop, preserve, and collect “types” as well as physical and auditory meanings to use as reference. If everyone has a different perception (in their own reality) of everyone else, does this mean that there are also innumerable perceptions of each other? What about the diverse and constantly changing perceptions of oneself?
During the ´aceNITE of June, a large number of people joined us at the opening of the exhibition Me vi en la calle made by the artist in residence Alexander Squier, who created a video installation at the Políglota Room.
In addition, the exhibition BIDIMENSIONARIO took place. This was an open call that ´ace made through Fusionarte Contemporáneo as a tribute to the bicentenary of the independence of Argentina.
Thirteen artists were selected with works on paper that included drawing, printmaking, digital graphics, watercolors and were exposed in the Transverse Space, Mezzanine & Central Hall.
Is an event that occurs periodically, on Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm. During these time ´ace opens its doors and exhibition spaces to the community to show projects made by the artists in residence as exhibitions, installations and audiovisual presentations, art works of Argentine and Latin American artists selected in a free way through Fusionarte Contemporaneo, present books, art critics, hold performances (or do everything together!).