HTUOS/HTRON curated by Agustin PĂ©rez Rubio

Strangers, 2008-2011 (Installation View) 54th Venice Biennale: ILLUMInations, 2011
Photo: Polly Branden, courtesy of the artist; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; Herald St, London; Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam

Suitable for all ages

noissecorp, 2015

Amalia Pica - Cipolletti, Argentina

Social Sculpture

October 3rd is the founding date of the artist's hometown Cipolletti, a small town in north Patagonia and the furthest southern point of this exhibition. Locals traditionally celebrate it by holding a community 'corrida', which means 'run' in Spanish. This year, the artist invites those attending Scotiabank Nuit Blanche to also celebrate this anniversary. Participants will walk or march backwards, illustrating a geographical inversion.

The act of marching forward has a connotation of progress, of heading together to a better future. In this simple and humorous way, Pica would like to put a question mark on the utopic aspect of walking with a group of people as an organized urban activity very often related to a cause, a feel good moment, or a way of demonstrating for social change.

Born in Argentina and based in London, artist Amalia Pica explores metaphor, communication and civic participation through drawings, sculptures, large-scale photographic prints, slide projections, live performances and installations. 


Queen's Park Crescent & Wellesley Street (The 'march' will circle Queen's Park Crescent.)

This project is outdoors.