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Tavares Strachan, You Belong Here

EXHIBITIONS: ON VIEW

 


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EXHIBITIONS: PAST

 


PROJECTS: ON VIEW

In addition to exhibitions, the Momentary brings artworks from around the world to the space to share more work by contemporary artists and display a broad story of today’s visual art. Find all of the Momentary’s outdoor art projects using this digital map.

Image of Jeffery Gibson's She Never Dances Alone film.

Tower Views

In Tower Views, the Momentary presents a rotating series of videos and short films created by artists that explore various themes. The videos are projected nightly on the Momentary’s Tower, located outside in the Arvest Bank Courtyard, offering a unique viewing experience with 80 feet of projection space, dynamic lighting, and sound capabilities.

APR 13—JUN 13, 2021: Jeffrey Gibson, She Never Dances Alone. The film plays on a continuous loop each night, with sound available between 8—8:30 PM, 10—10:30 PM, and 11:30 PM—12 AM. Read more about the film here.

FEB 23—APR 11, 2021: Robert Wilson, KOOL Snowy Owl. Read more about the film here.

JAN 21—FEB 14, 2021: Nick Cave, Drive-By Remix. Read more about the film here.

FREE: no tickets required

VENUSIAN ROSACEAE (FIVE SEEDED STAR)

Inspired by the history of the Momentary’s site as a former apple orchard, Maria Molteni’s Venusian Rosaceae explores the myriad of colors, shapes, and symbols associated with apples. Stretching 50 feet in diameter, the circular composition includes layers of five-point stars and infinitely connected braids, referencing the pentagonal shape of an apple’s core and the Dance of Venus—an astrological map of Venus retrogrades. For Molteni, the 2020 Venus retrograde (May 13 to June 25, 2020) was particularly significant as it coincided with the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement across the world. Molteni dedicates this mural to Queen Morgan and Baby Rose.

FREE: No tickets required.

This Land is Your Land

Inspired by Woody Guthrie’s iconic 1940 song of the same name, Iván Navarro’s series of three water towers examines the history of migration in the Americas and the United States. During the Great Depression, the water tower became a symbol of hope and opportunity for nomadic workers. According to Navarro, “every time they saw a water tower, they jumped out of the train because it signaled economic activity in that town.” Visitors can step beneath the towers and look up at the repeated messages that are inspired by Navarro’s personal history as an immigrant. “Bed” recalls our most intimate form of inhabited space. The ascending ladder symbolizes progress, while the inverted words “me” and “we” reference Guthrie’s call for collective belonging.

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Sponsored by: Olivia Tyson, Larry and Winnie Kearns, Visit Bentonville

Jaime Carrejo Flag

The Momentary Flag Project

Using bold patterns and vivid colors, Jaime Carrejo invites us to [echa] pa’lante—meaning “go for it” or “onward,” formed by a conjunction of the words para and adelante. With this flag, Carrejo encourages us to engage in our own dialogue about place and identity, similar to conversations he’s had with family and friends about immigration and nationalism. Look closely, and notice the layered imagery including a broken chain link fence, an olive branch, and a quartered circle—a reference to time.

MAY 24—SEP 26, 2021: Jaime Carrejo, Pa’lante (2021). Read more about the flag here.

JAN 15—MAY 23, 2021: Olalekan Jeyifous, All you touch you change. All you change, changes you (2020). Read more about the flag here.

OCT 7, 2020—JAN 10, 2021: Gabriella Sanchez, WE REAP WHAT WE SEW (Past and Present Patterns), (2020). Read more about the flag here.

JUN 24—OCT 6, 2020: Christopher Myers, Icarus Falling (2020). Read more about the flag here.

FREE: No tickets required.

RRRolling Stones 2.0

Constructed with 3D printed concrete, RRRolling Stones 2.0 is an adaptable outdoor seating system that explores a range of seating archetypes: chairs, benches, stools, and lounge chairs. While they may look similar, each seat is one-of-a-kind. This project was manufactured in collaboration with Cornell RCL (Robotic Construction Laboratory) and Cornell UCL (Urban Construction Laboratory) and designed by HANNAH, an experimental design practice based in Ithaca, NY.

FREE: No tickets required.

Tavares Strachan, You Belong Here

YOU BELONG HERE

Tavares Strachan’s monumental neon sculpture, You Belong Here, is installed on the east-facing exterior wall of the Momentary, stretching 78 feet across and 25 feet high. This work is part of an ongoing series of site-responsive neon sculptures, and initiates a dialogue about how we define place and create a sense of belonging in our community.

FREE: No tickets required.

 


PROJECTS: PAST