Archipelago is a series of collaborative multimedia installations that raise questions of scale, intimacy, and territoriality. The primary tools of the exhibitions are common domestic materials used by artists to describe geological forms that evoke landscape and interior topographies. These hybrid installations cross boundaries between sculpture and painting.
Originally conceived in Amsterdam at Arti et Amicitiae, an artists' guildhall, Archipelago became a replicating landscape of endless variation. "A sea with many islands" is the original meaning of "archipelago." In Denver, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 33 artists from six states and three countries made a seascape of dynamic and diverse contrasts. Look for more archipelagos to appear.
Please take a moment to explore our website.
Artists - A comprehensive listing of the artists involved with Archipelago
Locations - The locations in which Archipelago has been exhibited
Gallery - A gallery of photographs taken at Archipelago
Would you like to know more about the curator of Archipelago, Ann Shostrom?