Eye on the Americas
Artist Paulo Nazareth likes journeying and talking to people along the way. To travel to Santa Fe, he hitchhiked from Panama City. He was held at the United States border, which he explained with the comment, “I don’t have a tourist face.” To enable him to enter the U.S., SITE Santa Fe sent a letter saying that Nazareth is a juried artist in its current exhibition, much wider than a line. This is the second iteration of SITE’s three-part biennial series focusing on contemporary art from the Americas. In preparation for his installation for the show, Nazareth is traveling around New Mexico and talking to people whose lives have been affected by nuclear-weapons testing and nuclear waste. The exhibition opens on Saturday, July 16. On the cover is Nazareth’s 2012 untitled photo from his Noticias de America (News from the Americas) series.