Black Contemporary Imaginary 2021 Exhibition Reception
The Black Contemporary: world artist archive + experimental galleries was founded in 2012 by Peter P. Goché, who is now an assistant professor of architecture at Iowa State. It is located just outside Ames on a defunct seed-drying farm consisting of various silos, bins and cribs. These rooms serve as incubators for examining provocative agendas within and beyond the discipline of architecture. The consequent creative output is highly experimental set of speculations.
Over the course of the past semester, through diverse platforms of exhibitions, inquiries, conversations, dinners, debates, publications, interfaces and atmospheres, Black Contemporary has re-considered the space of the family farm and the way it is framed, expressed and understood. Black Contemporary Imaginary is an annual exhibition that transforms the field station into a public art site; this exhibition and project series serves to initiate a holistic reconsideration of the nature of spatial adjustments as it relates to local and global forms of land use practices. Throughout its run the exhibition will remain in a state of constant change – between the gallery and its exterior, between design process and fabrication, between sensorial gauges and installation of site-specific works. Black Contemporary will host a series of installations from interdisciplinary perspectives to consider land use futures and speculate on specific possibilities for the reoccupation of the “farm” site.
Guests are asked to park along the east side of the gravel road.