2007 National Artist Honoree, Enrique Martínez Celaya, returns this summer to speak about the The Pearl, his new project at SITE Santa Fe, where he transformed nearly 15,000 square feet of the museum’s art space into a multimedia experience of paintings, sculpture, video, music and sound.
The lecture will also include the first public viewing of a documentary on the project created by Los Angeles filmmaker Peter Kirby. The artist will answer questions from the audience and sign the new book published by Polígrafa (Barcelona) on his working methods.
Martínez Celaya’s work has been widely exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The State Hermitage Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden, and the Museum derbildenden Künste in Leipzig, Germany, among others. Martínez Celaya is a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College and was honored as the second Presidential
Professor in the history of the University of Nebraska.