â€śOh, yeah,â€ť Candace Tangorra Matelic says when asked if the the Center for Contemporary Artsâ€™ latest venture, Atomic Surplus, is more than just an art exhibit.
As well as encasing never-before-seen works by Tony Price, Atomic Surplus features a stable of international artists from countries affected in one way or another by nuclear legacyâ€”from Japan to Switzerlandâ€”and also serves as the official unveiling of the CCAâ€™s newly reconfigured gallery.
â€śWhen curating group exhibitions, I strive not to create a precise narrative, but rather offer many points of entry for deeper consideration,â€ť Erin Elder, CCAâ€™s visual arts director says of her approach. â€śI think of each project as stakes on the edge of a tent; how the tent is erected or what shape it takes is really up to the individual doing that lifting.â€ťCoinciding with the kick-off to the centerâ€™s 35th anniversary, the herculean exhibit comes as a result of a partnership between the CCA, the Los Alamos Historical Society, The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, and others.
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