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Projects: Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas

June 18, 2022 – January 02, 2023

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art announces Projects: Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas, on view in the Museum’s street-level gallery from June 18, 2022, through January 2, 2023. The multimedia works featured in this exhibition explore the complex histories and cultures present in the territory of Somi S’ek, the lands of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe commonly known as West Texas. Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas foreground the stories and voices—both human and non-human—that shape the landscape, and articulate the ways in which they have been historically affected by the built environment—from land privatization to the construction of dams, oil sites, and border walls. Originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa, these works are the result of a lengthy research process that involved fieldwork in the region, with archival work at the University of Texas in Austin.

Organized by Anna Burckhardt, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design.

The Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series is made possible in part by the Elaine Dannheisser Foundation and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

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Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas. The Teachings of the Hands. 2020. Digital video still. Courtesy the artists. Commissioned by Ballroom Marfa.

Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas. The Teachings of the Hands. 2020. Digital video still. Courtesy the artists. Commissioned by Ballroom Marfa.

Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas. The Teachings of the Hands. 2020. Digital video still. Courtesy the artists. Commissioned by Ballroom Marfa.

Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas. The Teachings of the Hands. 2020. Digital video still. Courtesy the artists. Commissioned by Ballroom Marfa.

Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas. The Teachings of the Hands. 2020. Digital video still. Courtesy the artists. Commissioned by Ballroom Marfa.

Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas. The Teachings of the Hands. 2020. Digital video still. Courtesy the artists. Commissioned by Ballroom Marfa.

Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas. Detail of Measuring the Immeasurable. 2020-22. Vintage and contemporary surveying tools and artifacts. Courtesy Visual Arts Center, The University of Texas at Austin. Photo: Sandy Carson.

Forrest and Lula Kirkland. Panther Cave, 1937. Watercolor on paper. 20 x 16 in.. Courtesy the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory