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The Museum of Modern Art Presents “Projects: Carolina Caycedo and David Rozas” June 18 Through January 2
June 18, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - January 2, 2023 @ 5:00 PM$14 – $25
The Museum of Modern Art will present Projects:Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas, at The Museum of Modern Art on view June 18th through January 2nd. The installation explores the complex histories and cultures present in the territory of Somi S’ek, the lands of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe commonly known as West Texas.
A single-channel film called The Teachings of the Hands (2020) will be the focal point of the exhibition. The film recounts the region’s complex histories of colonial and environmental violence by weaving together archival footage, re-enactments, archaeological artifacts, and observations. Created in collaboration with Juan Mancias, chairman of the Carrizo/Comecrudo, who narrates the film, it documents the tribe’s relationship to their land and their struggles against ongoing forms of colonization. A site-specific sculpture, Measuring the Immeasurable (2020–22), will also be on view. Comprised of historical and contemporary surveying tools made to measure and map land, the work speaks to the ways in which land privatization in Texas has been achieved through surveying practices that transform complex territories into straight lines, numbers, and economic value.
Through their research-based, collaborative practice, Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas underscore the importance of recognizing Indigenous knowledge and leadership in discussions around land. The works in this exhibition challenge the idea of the landscape as a flat and clearly delineated area that can be divided for profit, advocating instead for alternative geographies that center human beings’ connections to their surrounding environment and other species.
For more information and information on how to register, visit moma.org.