The ineffable nature of memory and how we reconstruct the past is the subject of the conceptually freighted new group show at the CIFO Art Space (1018 N. Miami Ave., Miami), which is presenting the 11th edition of its Grants & Commissions Program, featuring newly commissioned works by some of Latin America’s rising art stars.
The head-scratching exhibit, titled “Deferred Archive,” seeks to explore memory’s fleeting nature and how the events we experience are not fixed in time but rather seen from future to past instead of from past to future.
The ten participating artists, representing Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina, and Venezuela, work with notions of the deferred archive as a way of looking back to past events.
“By looking to the past, the artists participating in CIFO’s 2013 Grants & Commissions Program are not searching for a memory but rather creating a memory through documentation/archiving. The act of post-event documentation (or belated documentation) therefore becomes the deferred archive,” organizers explain. In other words, we must always remember never to forget that the past and the future can be confused. Or something.
Sept. 11-Oct. 27, 2013