Alburquerque

Lita Albuquerque - Transparent Earth Part I & II

Lita Albuquerque - Transparent Earth Part I & II

This first part of Transparent Earth is a blue female form, situated on top of Tenner Kreuz in Tenna, Switzerland, I have been interested in the horizontal-vertical from a larger, more cosmic scale for quite some time. This sculpture is based on a character I have been developing since 2003 through writing, sculpture and also film.  Weaving through all these works is the story of a 25th century female astronaut whose mission is to seed interstellar consciousness on our planet.

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Lita Albuquerque & Joe Goode @ The Underground Museum

Lita Albuquerque & Joe Goode @ The Underground Museum

Artists of Color is The Underground Museum’s third exhibition curated by our co-founder Noah Davis. It presents color-driven work in the form of monochrome, hard-edge and color field painting, sculpture and immersive installations.  The show includes works by artists Joe Goode, Josef Albers, Michael Asher, Dan Flavin, Carmen Herrera, Jennie C. Jones, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Diana Thater, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Lita Albuquerque and more. 

Color is a building block of artistic practice and our own aesthetic experiences. Artists of all mediums use color to express shapes, light, mood and emotion. Think about the specific shades that represent serenity, nobility, energy, or purity. Color is also used by people and political movements to define culture and countries. It can make visible the often unseen connection between our bodies and the cosmos.

Our hope is that through this show you develop your own relationship to color. That together we expand the dialogue around color theory. That you take new notice of how colors interact with each other, both on the canvas and in life.

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Lita Albuquerque @ Desert X

Lita Albuquerque @ Desert X

For DesertX, Lita Albuquerque chose to work at The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands Center & Gardens because of its history as a gathering place. An oasis within the desert, Sunnylands perhaps is best known as the Camp David of the West, frequently hosting Presidential vacations, retreats and summits

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Lita Albuquerque - KCET

Lita Albuquerque - KCET

Part Kubrickian, part Wilsonian (as in Robert), with a nod to Isadora Duncan, Lita Albuquerque’s “hEARTH,” a performance installation created with her daughter Jasmine Albuquerque and composer Kristen Toedtman, on view at Sunnylands Center and Gardens (the former Annenberg Estate in Rancho Mirage), served as a kind of prequel to outdoor exhibition Desert X 2017.

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Lita Albuquerque - KCRW

Lita Albuquerque - KCRW

At one point in the bright, mantric hour-long performance ritual which christened Lita Albuquerque’s current sculptural installation hEARTH at the Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage, a throaty clarion chant rang out across the great lawn, staccato: Got to, got to, got to, got to listen to the silence. Why did you come here? Why do you listen? What does it say to you? In many ways, these are the foundational questions and the essential directive of the entire Desert X affair.

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Lita Albuquerque - The Creators Project

Lita Albuquerque - The Creators Project

In the late 19th century, Southern California attracted misfits, idealists, and entrepreneurs with few ties to anyone or anything. Swamis, spiritualists, and other self-proclaimed religious authorities quickly made their way out West to forge new faiths. Independent book publishers, motivational speakers, and metaphysical-minded artists and writers then became part of the Los Angeles landscape. City of the Seekers examines how creative freedom enables LA-based artists to make spiritual work as part of their practices.

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Lita Albuquerque - Wallpaper

Lita Albuquerque - Wallpaper

Lita Albuquerque’s career stretches back to the 1960s, when she developed her praxis as part of California’s Light and Space movement. She has always had a propensity toward remote, desolate environments; over the four decades she has been creating, she has installed works at epic locations, including the Antarctic, Death Valley and the Mojave desert, and at the Pyramids at Giza, often completed in collaboration with architects.

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Lita Albuquerque - SF Weekly

Lita Albuquerque - SF Weekly

The earth’s polar regions are the site of some of the greatest moral, political, and economic conflicts of our time. Though the scale of human activity in these areas is not enormous, the impact of scandalously shortsighted growth is realized most destructively in these remote places. Images of these areas have become increasingly common as they melt away, causing damage across the globe. 

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Lita Albuquerque - KCRW

Lita Albuquerque - KCRW

Today, I want to talk about a few artists whose art made me stare, think, and wonder. I'm talking about artists whom I got the chance to meet in the last couple of weeks and ask some questions. And all of them are smart, eloquent, and courageous women. That's why I prefer to think about them as "Ladies Who Dare."

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