Very excited to announce the opening of Claudia Joskowicz exhibit opening at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery with “Every Building on Avenida Alfonso Ugarte – After Ruscha”. It is an amazing experience to walk literally into this work as the screens are projecting life size on opposing walls, submerging you as a viewer into the slow moving scene. The pace becomes rhythmic but steady and as you get used to the view of an ‘ordinary’ day in El Alto the camera comes upon a protest. El Alto, one of the largest urban centers and fastest growing in Bolivia is also one of the sites where violent protests related to the Bolivian gas conflict in October 2003 took place. In a 26-minute long, continuous take, the video combines the mundane with ritual and social conflict. Inserting one single still scene of violence into the register of the typical scenery of daily Bolivian life thus capturing the variegated reality of El Alto, and, by extension, also that of all developing countries.
Albright Knox Art Gallery
Every Building on Avenida Alfonso Ugarte – After Ruscha
Saturday, October 1, 2016–Sunday, February 5, 2017