Nasher Windows: Tierra Firme


June 26, 2020 to July 01, 2020


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2001 Flora Street,
Dallas, TX, 75201

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Nasher Windows is a new series of exhibitions sited within the Nasher’s entrance vestibule on Flora Street. The installations are viewable through the windows from the outside of the Renzo Piano-designed museum and provide exhibition space for North Texas-based artists, while offering the public an accessible way to view art while the building is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presented weekly until the museum resumes operating hours, Nasher Windows installations run Friday-Wednesday and host a roster of early- and mid-career North Texas-based artists.

Subsequent artists for Nasher Windows will be announced via media alert and on the Nasher Sculpture Center’s social media channels in the coming weeks. Supplemental content can be found on the Nasher App, available for download on iOS devices, and as a web app.

On view this week:
This week’s Nasher Windows installation features the work of Tierra Firme (Analise Minjarez and Sarita Westrup).

Orbital Migration 3000 by Tierra Firme draws its name from the astronomical term for a major change in a planet’s usual orbit around its host star. Such shifts find a parallel in the complex relationships Latinxs may have with their homelands, whether through conflicting emotions, complex monetary arrangements, or constant movement between languages, cultures, and terrains.

Furthering their work’s connection to sky, land, and identity, Tierra Firme is inspired, in the artists’ words, “by the panoramic mountain aesthetics of the West Texas region, the tropical deserts of the South Texas Plains, and the civic border landscape.”

Orbital Migration 3000 consists of two constructed boulders joined by a hand-lashed fence in the form of a tunnel. Made from woven reeds, the tunnel reaches toward each rock in apparent connection, but the recognizably fake boulders disrupt this impression.

Through this disjunction, Tierra Firme questions ideas of authenticity in relation to cultural geography and consider how the nations of the United States and Mexico connect to one another.