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nearnessArlés del Rio: Nearness. Photo by Lovis Dengler Osternik for @TSqArts.


Nearness

July 8 - 19, 2014
Broadway plaza between 43rd & 44th Streets

July 20 - August 1, 2014
Broadway plaza between 42nd & 43rd Streets

August 2 - 9, 2014
Broadway plaza between 43rd & 44th Streets

August 10 - 18, 2014
Duffy Square at Broadway & 46th Street 


Arlés del Rio's Nearness deals with restrictions, distance, the forbidden and achieving longings despite impediments. The 17 sculptures consist of copper and steel panels cut out with human silhouettes of various sizes. These panels invite participants to get close and even step through, representing metaphorically the social, political, cultural and personal barriers, among others, that may keep us away from one another.

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nearnessArlés del Rio: Nearness. Photo by Lovis Dengler Osternik for @TSqArts.

nearnessArlés del Rio: Nearness. Photo by Lovis Dengler Osternik for @TSqArts.

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About Arlés del Rio

Arlés del Rio was born on November 6th, 1975, in Havana, Cuba. He has participated in many national and international exhibitions including The XI Havana Biennial, and his public installation "Fly Away" was part of the Behind the Wall Project (Detrás del Muro) also exhibited at The XI Havana Biennial and The 8th Floor Gallery in NYC. Recently, Arlés participated in group exhibitions such as "Premio Maretti" and "Stealing Base". He was nominated for the 2012-13 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Award sponsored by the Reed Foundation. His work is part of private and institutional collections in several countries including the USA, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland and Greece.


Opening Reception

Tuesday, July 8
District M, ROW NYC, 700 8th Avenue

The opening reception for Arles del Rio's Nearness was held at District M, ROW NYC on Tuesday, July 8. The hotel will be offering a speciality cocktail, the Nearness, for the duration of the installation.

nearnessPhoto by Lovis Dengler Osternik for @TSqArts.

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Photo by Lovis Dengler Osternik for @TSqArts.

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Photo by Lovis Dengler Osternik for @TSqArts.

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PULSE New York 2014

PULSE POINTS, Booth A3
May 8 - 11
The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th Street

Times Square Arts and Cuban Artists Fund presented Arlés del Rio at this year’s PULSE NEW YORK Contemporary Art Fair with a PULSE POINTS booth. POINTS is curated by the fair’s Director and highlights the work of alternative spaces and not-for-profit organizations. Arlés was a 2014 PULSE Prize Nominee.

arles del rio, nearness, pulse new yorkNearness, Arlés del Rio. Booth presented in partnership with Cuban Artists Fund, supported by Rockefeller Brothers Fund. PULSE New York 2014. Photograph by Sara Kerens for @TSqArts
 

arles del rio, nearness, pulse new yorkNearness, Arlés del Rio. Booth presented in partnership with Cuban Artists Fund, supported by Rockefeller Brothers Fund. PULSE New York 2014. Photograph by Sara Kerens for @TSqArts
 

arles del rio, nearness, pulse new yorkNearness, Arlés del Rio. Booth presented in partnership with Cuban Artists Fund, supported by Rockefeller Brothers Fund. PULSE New York 2014. Photograph by Sara Kerens for @TSqArts
 

arles del rio, nearness, pulse new yorkSherry Dobbin (Times Square Arts) and Carlos Pomares (Cuban Artists Fund) leading roudntable discussion at PULSE Perspectives. PULSE New York 2014. Photograph by Sara Kerens for @TSqArts


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About PULSE

Since 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair has nurtured galleries and created an international community for them to grow within the contemporary art market. PULSE combines thoughtfully curated exhibitions with an evolving series of programming, which reflects the fair’s commitment to making the visitor experience a dynamic one.

Under the leadership of Helen Toomer, newly appointed director, PULSE New York 2014 will present a revitalized platform for the discovery of contemporary art and will continue to demonstrate the fair’s commitment to the exchange of ideas from pioneering and seasoned artists. For more information go to www.pulse-art.com/.


About Cuban Artists Fund

Cuban Artists Fund, founded in New York City in 1998, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to supporting artists of Cuban ancestry and providing the public with programs aimed at creating broader appreciation for Cuban arts and its global impact both historically and in today’s society. Specifically, CAF supports artists by helping to identify resources and people to create networks for Cuban artists, arts and culture groups, and cultural exchanges. CAF has a particular focus on presenting and nurturing artistic work by Cuban artists in New York City. Visit www.cubanartistsfund.org for more information, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

@CubanArtistsFnd
 

About The Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. Visit http://www.rbf.org

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