Windows On The Future
Regional Window Display Project
Vital Spaces, in partnership with 516 ARTS and The Paseo Project, is excited to announce the winning installations for Windows on the Future, a series of month-long storefront art installations that will take place across Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Taos this July.
EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST!
Windows on the Future turns storefront and commercial windows into art installations. The community is invited to walk and drive by to see them from the sidewalk and street, working with temporarily closed spaces as well as active and vacant storefronts. The collaborative effort aims to bring vibrancy and vitality to Northern New Mexico’s commercial districts in these challenging times while also encouraging social distancing.
To support the creative community financially during this difficult period, the organizations are dispersing $500 stipend payments to the winning 60 artists located throughout Northern New Mexico. Installations will be on display for the month of July in all three cities.
In early May the organizations announced an open call to artists, creatives, and art groups to submit proposals for window showcase installations based on the theme Windows on the Future. The theme was open to creative interpretation and after a jury process to review the 300 submissions, 60 artists were selected – 20 per city. The winning installations take on a variety of topics and styles, from the realistic to the fantastic. Proposals include two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, as well as video and projection, and performance art pieces. A digital map is being prepared to lead viewers on a guided tour of these creative installations.
Each selected participant is being paired with a curator or established artist to talk through their installation ideas. Participating curators include The New Mexico Museum of Art, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, SITE Santa Fe, The Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, as well as national museums like MOMA, Art Institute of Chicago, and former curator from The Guggenheim Museum.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Special thanks to Falling Colors, The LOR Foundation and the Taos Community Foundation for their generous sponsorship of Windows on the Future. Thank you to Creative Santa Fe for partnering with Vital Spaces on the Santa Fe portion of the project, and Taos MainsStreet. Thank you to the businesses and private donors throughout Northern and Central New Mexico who have supported this project, providing the use of their windows and volunteer time. And thank you to Joan Vorderbruggen, Director of Hennepin Theatre District Engagement, Hennepin Theatre Trust in Minneapolis, Minnesota for all of her generous guidance.
Access the Downloadable PDF Map: Windows Taos Map
Taos Windows on the Future 2020 Selected Artists:
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Santa Fe / / Albuquerque
To Taste a Strawberry#21
Window on the Future!#25
…of a moment#40
The Wheel of Fortune#22
Bettering Our Relationships#24
A Future Where Animals Have Jobs#26
Voices of the Land#32
Cruisin’ through the Quarantine#34