Santa Barbara Museum of Art update for Aug. 31

September 1, 2017


Valeska Soares, Un-rest, 2010

Santa Barbara Museum of Art:

Sunday, September 17

Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now

Exhibition Opening!

Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now brings together 49 artworks, consisting of installation, sculpture, photography, and video, dating from the early 1990s to the present. A distinctive figure in the international legacy of installation art, Valeska Soares interweaves themes of love, desire, memory, and time in her minimal, conceptual, and multi-sensorial bodies of work. This exhibition represents the artist’s second survey exhibition and her first major solo museum exhibition in the Western United States. This presentation is part of the major initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles taking place from September 2017 through January 2018.


Admission is free on September 17 thanks to Bank of America!


Celebrate the opening on September 17 with these special events:

Valeska Soares, Push Pull, Interactive sculpture with taffy.



11 am – 2:30 pm
Push Pull, a Performance
The performance Push Pull, stemming from Valeska Soares’ explorations with sugar, features sun-warmed masses of salt water taffy hanging from metal hooks. Performers stretch and pull the candy while inviting visitors to consume chunks of these slowly stretching sculptures, resulting in a sensual and conceptual exchange. Push Pull parodies the line between art object and spectator, highlighting ideas of excess, overconsumption as well as the consumer’s pursuit of delectable pleasures.



Valeska Soares, photo by Vicente de Paulo

2:30 – 4 pm
Panel Discussion: Valeska Soares with curators Julie Joyce and Vanessa Davidson
Featuring Valeska Soares, SBMA’s Julie Joyce, and the Phoenix Art Museum’s Vanessa Davidson, this conversation aims to provide background and insight into the artist’s multisensorial bodies of work.

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