Enrique MartĚnez Celaya: The Pearl
Interview by Irene Hofmann
In the summer of 2013, SITE Sante Fe presents a new project by Enrique Martínez Celaya (born 1964) entitled The Pearl. For this exhibition, Martínez Celaya transforms all 15,000 square feet of SITE’s gallery space into an immersive installation environment that includes several large and small-scale paintings, sculptures, video, waterworks and olfactory interventions. This exhibition integrates many of the elements and ideas that the artist has engaged with over the last several years. For this project, the artist takes the notion of home as both a point of departure and a destination to craft a multisensory experience that is an extended metaphor for a journey of emotional and psychological reflection. Visitors experience the installation in a specific sequence that allows a multilevel narrative to unfold coherently. This volume records the conception of the work with drawings and studio photos, as well as installation images of the final work.