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3rd International Biennial Santa Fe

01 Jul - 31 Dec 1999

Installation View, 1999 Yolanda Gutierriez The river whispers to us, and the snake hisses
3rd International Biennial Santa Fe
Looking for a Place
01 July 1999 - 31 December 1999

Rosa Martínez

In 1999, Rosa Martínez extended the earlier biennials’ meditations on place by bringing 29 artists from 23 countries together in Looking for a Place. Understanding her role as editor/agitator, Martínez wanted a “fluid alternative to the inviolable solidity of museums,” where white cubes display beautiful objects. Her artists both punctured SITE’s walls and reached beyond them into public, commercial, and sacred spaces like the old dancehall at Galisteo, the Los Alamos airport, and a municipal parking garage. Nobody objected to Diller + Scofidio’s multimedia installation in Room 120 of the Budget Inn, but even after permissions were granted, two installations—the cemetery for a Hispanic Catholic parish church and a lake on a nearby Indian Pueblo—were dismantled in the opening days, speeding up the Biennial’s ephemeral quality.


Charlene Teters
Helena Almeida
Ghada Amer
Janine Antoni
Monica Bonvicini
Tania Bruguera
Lygia Clark
Diller & Scofido
Dr. Galentin Gatev
Yolanda Guitiérrez
Cai Guo-Qiang
Mona Hatoum
Carl Michael von Hausswolff
Carsten Höller
Francisco Ruiz de Infante
Simone Aaberg Kaern
Zwelethu Mthethwa
Nikos Navridis
Shirin Neshat
Rivane Neuenschwander
Gabriel Orozco
Pipilotti Rist
Bülent Sangar
Arsen Savadov
Georgy Senchenko
Charlene Teters
Sergio Vega
Miwa Yanagi


Tags: Helena Almeida, Ghada Amer, Janine Antoni, Monica Bonvicini, Tania Bruguera, Lygia Clark, Cai Guo-Qiang, Mona Hatoum, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Carsten Höller, Francisco Ruiz de Infante, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Nikos Navridis, Shirin Neshat, Rivane Neuenschwander, Gabriel Orozco, Wu Qiang, Pipilotti Rist, Sergio Vega, Miwa Yanagi