Double Vision/Double Museum
A site specific exhibition by Pablo Rasgado
Double Vision/Double Museum consists of a deliberately hidden exhibition that considers the particular architectural conditions of MOCA Tucson, and its mission as an institution responsible for the dissemination and education of contemporary art. The exhibition will comprise of a series of pieces specifically created and installed in all the areas of the museum that are not meant to hold artworks–corridors, the ceiling, light fixtures, the floor, and other unconventional places within the exhibition space. This dynamic intervention will keep mutating over its duration and juxtaposes the exhibition Blessed Be currently on view.
Rasgado’s architectural interventions are frequently developed in relation to the characteristics of specific locations. Double Vision/Double Museum will underscore several themes within Rasgado’s work such as: the museum as a medium where foreground and background dynamics foster artistic and museological discourses; display strategies; and testing the limits of the curatorial practice.
The interventions will appear once a day; viewers are invited to search for the hidden pieces, a search that in many cases will leave viewers wondering whether they are looking at an art object or simply at the unique architecture of MOCA’s building.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Pablo Rasgado’s interventions in urban spaces question the relationship between function and design, and the potential of inactive spaces within cities. Rasgado has exhibited at the 11ª Bienal do Mercosul (2018); Steve Turner LA (2017); XIII Bienal de Cuenca (2016); MOCAD (2015); Museo de arte Carrillo Gil (2014); LACMA (2013); the 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia’s Collateral Events (2013); Herzlya Museum of Contemporary Art (2013); Casa del Lago (2012); Museo Experimental el Eco (2011); La Chambre Blanche (2011); and Museo de Arte Moderno (2010), among many others. He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Programa Bancomer-MACG Grant, FONCA- CONACULTA Grant (2006, 2010, 2011 and 2017), the Mex Am Fellowship (2007), and has been an artist in residence at The MacDowell Colony (2015, 2018); Yaddo (2017); Art Omi (2016); The Skowhegan School of painting and Sculpture (2015); Cité Internationale des Arts (2014); École Superier d’ Art et Design (2013); La Chambre Blanche in Quebec (2011); the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (2009), and the Vermont Studio Center (2007). His work is included in various public collections, such as the Wattis Foundation in San Francisco; Perez Art Museum, Miami; Jumex Collection, Mexico City; and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The artist lives and works in Mexico City.