Suspended Instants brings together sculptures and site-specific works from emerging artists that hail from Brazil and New York. Their work is linked by the artists’ use of non-traditional materials such as thread, cloves, bread dough, iron chains, rubber bands, and soap. Seeking to employ economy efficient recycled materials, the artists in this exhibit use existing materials. Inspired by Minimalism and Post-Minimalism, the works in this exhibit aspire towards contemplation and reduction. As co-curator Holly Block noted in the accompanying exhibition catalogue, “With their attention to detail through the use of working serially, through repetition, suspension of time, space, form and a color and non-color approach, the artists subtly engulfed the space to dictate their work.”
A concurrent exhibit organized in conjunction was held at the Sculpture Center in New York and displayed the work of five additional artists. A catalogue with contributions by Nancy Princenthal and Gerardo Mosquera, as well as curators Holly Block and Claudia Calirrman, was published in conjunction with the exhibition. A panel discussion was also held, which was moderated by Claudia Calirrman and Rina Carvajal.