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SUBTERRANEA exhibition at UC San Diego extended, closing reception now January 29

sam durant | haris epaminonda | christopher kardambikis
| gordon matta-clark | dominic paul miller

Please join us at the Visual Arts Gallery in UC San Diego’s Structural and Materials Engineering Building on Wednesday, January 29th from 6-9pm for the issue release and exhibition closing reception.

Dates: October 10, 2013 – January 29, 2014

Opening Reception: October 10, 2013 | 6 – 9pm
Closing Reception: January 29, 2014 | 6 – 9pm

Location: Visual Arts Gallery, Structural & Material Engineering Building, UC San Diego

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm &

In a literal sense, architectural and natural environments’ root systems, foundations, and material infrastructures lay buried or concealed underground, largely unavailable to our immediate perceptual inquiries. Subterranean structures, associated with both literal and figurative conceptions of the underground, comprise the premise of the exhibition SUBTERRANEA. Notions of the subterranean are often inflected with the properties of the unknown, evoking the arcane and the afterlife. As an allegorical or psychological space, the subterranean is the site of Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground and Dante’s Inferno; as a plural term, “subterranea,” or “undergrounds,” signifies political (the French Resistance), social (the Underground Railroad), and economic (the 17th century English “Diggers”) counter-cultural movements. SUBTERRANEA presents imaginative responses that bridge and transcend the literal, abstract, and metaphoric in the areas of video, photography, sculpture, and works on paper.

The UC San Diego Visual Arts Department and Discursive and Curatorial Productions Initiative is pleased to present SUBTERRANEA, a group exhibition curated by Melinda Guillen and Elizabeth D. Miller.

The show will close on Wednesday, January 29th and will coincide with the release of Unweave no. 3, titled “Topologies of the Underground:Metaphors, Extensions & Speculations,” the third research notebook published by the Discursive & Curatorial Productions Initiative. This issue was organized in conjunction with SUBTERRANEA and includes texts by Aurora Tang, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Tom McDonough, John C. Welchman, Elizabeth D. Miller, Kristen Gallerneaux and Dominic Paul Miller with artist documentation from Artemisa Clark and Jill Magid. Additionally, the issue features a special insert reproduction of Robert Smithson’s “Toward the Development of a ‘Cinema Cavern’” (1971).

For more information about this exhibition please click here.

Image Credit:
Gordon Matta-Clark, Sous-Sols de Paris (Paris Underground), 1977-2005, Super 8mm film on video, 25:20 min

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