Join us for rapid-fire artist talks, aka PechaKucha-style, with artists featured in Southwest Contemporary's 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now on view at 516 ARTS June 3 – September 2, 2023. The juried contemporary art exhibition features exceptional talent by emerging and established artists across the state. Now in its fifth year, it is developed through an annual statewide open call to artists to submit their work for consideration. This year’s exhibition was juried by Danyelle Means (Oglala Lakota), Curator, former Executive Director, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe; Rachelle B. Pablo (Diné), Curator, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque; and Aaron Wilder, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Roswell Museum.
The artists they selected are: Kirsten Angerbauer, Kaitlin Bryson, Apolo Gomez, Hernan Gomez Chavez, Lynnette Haozous (Chiricahua Apache, Diné, Taos Pueblo), Karma Henry (Paiute, Italian, Portuguese), Ahní Rocheleau, Zuyva Sevilla, Jennifer Thoreson, Kate Turner, Cougar Ndoi Vigil (Jicarilla Apache), and Benjamin Winans.
PechaKucha is a storytelling format that originated in Japan but has spread around the world. It's a fast-moving format in which a presenter typically shows 20 slides for 20 seconds of commentary each. It's designed to encourage presenters to “talk less, show more.”