upcoming exhibition

Daniel Otero Torres: Sonidos del Crepúsculo (Twilight Sounds)

On view July 14 – October 6

Daniel Otero Torres, Green Manifesto: transformation through leaves, 2024. Video, color, sound, 02:34 min.

This new commission by Paris-based artist Daniel Otero Torres (Colombian, b. 1985) is an ode to the unsung heroes of environmental protection. Titled Sonidos del Crepúsculo (Twilight Sounds) exhibition centers on the artist’s ongoing interest in rural and peripheral communities, power structures, and collective participation. For the Currier, Otero Torres utilized his signature drawings on aluminum and steel to create totemic monuments that commemorate several environmental activists.

Sitting between drawing and sculpture, Otero Torres’s work does not portray individuals, nor does it tell a singular narrative. It instead illustrates a collective and often-transnational struggle. His images are visual and historical collages that mix diverse sources, from archives to the internet and the media. His installations are often concerned with telling the stories of marginalized communities and foregrounding their perspectives.

The installation at the Currier is complemented by the artist’s first video work and a selection of paintings from the museum’s permanent collection that reference, directly or indirectly, the natural environment.

Daniel Otero Torres is participating in this year’s Venice Biennale with a work titled Aguacero (2024), an ephemeral site-specific installation exploring the relations between vernacular architecture and the global environmental crisis.

past exhibitions

Archived material on past exhibitions can be explored further here, and recent past exhibition catalogues are available through the museum shop.

artist in residence

Our Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program invites artists to live and work at the museum. While in residence, artists consider the collection and community, and refresh our perspectives on the role of the museum. The program is central to the Currier Museum’s mission of connecting our audiences with art and creative thinking, whether of the past or the future. We hope to learn from our visiting artists – and be surprised by their perspectives.

Artists working in all media participate in the AIR program, which has three main components: 1) an open call to support emerging artists making socially engaged art; 2) an invitational through which artists are selected to develop special projects, commissions, or exhibitions; and 3) artist-led, community-centered public art projects in the city of Nashua, NH.

 

Open Call for Artist in Residence Applications

Our annual open call is currently live from October 1 – December 1, 2022. Artists who share the museum’s goal of positively impacting communities through the transformative power of art are encouraged to apply to this residency.

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