October 29 until November 20, 2022
Nicho ... isang guwang sa pader o isang pader ng mga guwang, na nagsisilbing naglalaman ng isang rebulto, isang imahe o isang palamuti.
Nicho ... hueco practicado en una pared o muro, en especial el que sirve para contener una estatua, una imagen o un adorno.
Nicho ... a hollow in a wall or a wall of hollows, especially the one that serves to contain a statue, an image or an ornament.
“Nicho” is an installation populated by a selection of box constructions and sculptures made in the past couple of months. The works are imbued with cultural objects and personal rituals forgotten from decades of material accumulation and neglect. These constructions demonstrate an economy of means with a cleverness in craft. As foundational elements are slowly eroded, new revelations replace those that were taken away. Lost ceremonies are replaced with new ones. Through the objects and associations it represents, “Nicho” is a ceremony that remembers those losses and celebrates the need for new rituals.
Boxspace is a wooden white box on casters measuring eleven feet wide, six feet high and nineteen inches deep. It is a contemporary art initiative housed in a garage along an alleyway in Strathcona, a neighbourhood in Vancouver (Canada). Each year an artist is invited to occupy Boxspace with an installation.