NORA RUZSICS & EMMERICH WEISSENBERGER
18th Street Arts Center | Atrium Gallery
1629 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
EXHIBITION: May 4-10, 2015
RECEPTION: Monday, May 4, 5:30-7PM
Ruzsics & Weissenberger present their ongoing project SIGNALS for the Promised Land at the 18th Street Art Center Atrium Gallery in Santa Monica.
Since October 2014 the artists collected messages, SIGNALS, while they were traveling along the migration line, from Colombia across Central America to California, with their two sons. The artist couple visited and collaborated with eco-social projects, scientific camps, indigenous communities, museums, and fellow artists along the way. Being on this journey as artists, partners, and parents, their experiences are reflected of these different points of view.
SIGNALS is a body of work (drawings, photographs, films, interviews, installation, performance) that have been created during the last 7 months abroad and at the final location at 18th Street Art Center, where the Art Ambassadors (Ruzsics & Weissenberger) are residents through May 30, 2015.
Art Embassy doesn’t end here. The messages for the promised land need to be carried out, wherever the promised land may lie. SIGNALS will be brought back to Europe, and projects started in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Colombia will be continued next year when Art Embassy works its way south, starting from Los Angeles, California.
• What does it need that makes people sustainable, viable for the future and the present?
• Wherein lies the Good, the True and the Beautiful?
• What models of human and collective action serve as good role models and effective signals?