Transart Advisor Nicolás Estevez Solo Exhibition entitled On Foot will showcase selected elements of Caminata
Caminata and On Foot
Conceived by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo
Albion, Michigan, fall of 2019
Presented as part of the Philip C. Curtis Artist Residency at Albion College, MI
In the fall of 2019 Nicolás will relocate to Albion, Michigan, a city near the car capital of the world: Detroit, to pursue Caminata. This is an embodied research formatted as an on-going cultural pilgrimage, focused on walking and meeting people. He is particularly interested in how roads of all kinds in Albion can serve as a pedagogical tool that will allow him to expand on the pilgrimages to different museums, and based on the Road to Santiago de Compostela, that he undertook with Franklin Furnace and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council from 2003-2007. He foresees this rare opportunity as giving him the platform to forge meaningful connections and thus helping bridge some of the polarization that the U.S. is experiencing now. He is open to meeting with teachers, crafts people, healers, small shop owners, religious and political leaders, farmers, artists, students, and historians, among others, living along the route.
Caminata is a bipedal research-art piece that looks at el camino, the road, from a holistic perspective, hence bringing together a variety of elements pertaining to different fields of knowledge. With this in mind, Nicolás seeks to build a comprehensive archive that will preserve the essence of the journey through a journal, written Q and A’s, specimens collected, and mementos resulting from my exchanges with the individuals and organizations he meets while in route.
Caminata combines all of his previous expertise and skills in art-making, teaching, public speaking, organizing people, healing, producing participatory workshops, writing for newspapers as well as academic publications, and creating multidimensional and transdisciplinary experiences where art and the day-to-day often walk side by side.
A solo exhibition entitled On Foot will showcase selected elements of Caminata, as well as some of the works dealing with walking that Nicolás has done during the last 20 years.
Caminata © 2015 Nicolás Dumit Estévez