On View: September 1 – November 13, 2022
Opening Reception: September 1, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Public Shipping Container Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Outdoors and on view 24/7. Free and open to the public.
This artwork is a part of Edge Effect, a wider program presented by the Biennial of the Americas with artistic direction by Black Cube.
La inclusión de mi raza (the inclusion of my race) is a temporary, public art installation by Guadalajara-based artist Gabriel Rico featuring five totemic sculptures and an augmented reality (AR) experience at Denver’s Tail Tracks Plaza. The totemic sculptures are composed of diverse objects donated by the Denver community that the artist reconfigured and layered with a custom, interactive AR component.
By representing a layered virtual extension of our material world, the artist envisioned a mini ecosystem for visitors to explore. In this experimental AR environment, Rico incorporates anatomical figures without defining features like skin or hair, alongside iconic animals native to Colorado. This assortment of tangible and digital objects is united under the title, La inclusión de mi raza (the inclusion of my race), which challenges humans' common tendency to categorize the world.
“My intention is that these five totemic sculptures represent the complexity of contemporary social culture by using objects related to everyday life, expressing a sense of equality for all people who choose to collaborate and the public that sees them.” —Gabriel Rico
This artwork is a part of Edge Effect, a wider program presented by the Biennial of the Americas with artistic direction by Black Cube Nomadic Art Museum.
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