>   Damián Ortega, Belo Horizonte Project
Damian Ortega,
Damián Ortega, "Belo Horizonte Project" as shown in "Damián Ortega: Do It Yourself" (installation view), Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Sept. 18, 2009 – Jan. 18, 2010. © Charles Mayer Photography.

Damián Ortega

Belo Horizonte Project
Nov. 19, 2012 - April 3, 2013

The SCAD Museum of Art presents multimedia artist Damián Ortega’s "Belo Horizonte Project," featured in its entirety for the first time. Inspired by the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte's commitment to the marriage of urban and environmental conditions, this installation of highly polished stainless steel cubes references urban architecture's ability to reflect and be reflective of the surrounding environment in which it is situated. Based in Mexico City and Berlin, Ortega is most well known for his ability to breach assumptions of common objects and structures while simultaneously working with their inherent material properties.

Presented as part of the 2013 deFINE ART program

Reception: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6:30-8 p.m.

The exhibition is free with SCAD Museum of Art admission.

The reception is free and open to the public as part of the deFINE ART gallery hop.

Look Again gallery talk – Damián Ortega: "Belo Horizonte Project": Feb. 21, 2013, 6-6:30 p.m.
Take a deeper look at "Belo Horizonte Project" through a guided discussion led by a SCAD curator, professor or docent. Learn about the significance of these works of art, the artists who created them, and the larger historical context. Gain a greater understanding of the materials, craftsmanship and stylistic details that make each piece unique and important. Curated by Erin Dziedzic, curator of SCAD Exhibitions. Free for all SCAD students, professors, staff and museum members. Open to the public with the cost of admission to the museum. Discussions last 30 minutes. Sign up at the museum's front desk beginning 15 minutes before the talk. Limited to 30 guests.

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