02/16/21 Faculty Exhibition Spotlight: Juan Salazar
Our virtual faculty exhibition series continues this spring with “Misreading as a Model for Reconstruction,” a new exhibition from lecturer Juan Salazar. The work addresses themes of historic reconstruction in a sensitive urban and political context. At a time when the consciousness and meaning of the past in the urban context is shifting, finding new life in the old formulas of preservation and understanding reconstruction becomes an inventive act. This work was originally presented at the 2018 exhibition Nine Constructionists at Van Der Plas Gallery in New York City.
The intent of the exhibition program is not only to highlight the professional work or academic research of our faculty but also to offer insights into connections between their pedagogy and practice. Below, Salazar shares additional details about his exhibition.
What inspired this project?
In the painting Annunciation after Titian, Gerhard Richter's technique of appropriation through a purposeful misreading of the original. Architecturally, the Church of St. John the Baptist by Dominikus Böhm.
More generally, what inspires your work?
At the moment, early 20th century Brick Expressionism in Germany.
What do you hope viewers take away from this exhibition?
A sensitivity towards the histories of existing buildings.
To view the full project gallery, visit: https://exhibitions.uscarch.com/misreading-as-a-model-for-reconstruction/