Posts by Miguel Resendiz

Miguel Resendiz launched and coordinates the Gallery Guide Program at VisArts. He has also worked as a Gallery Guide at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. His interests lie in the intersections between art, science, and technology, and interdisciplinary fields such as art conservation, media archeology, and media archiving and preservation.

By Miguel Resendiz on February 17, 2020

East City Art Reviews—Heloisa Escudero: Tools for the Mind

Colorful assemblages containing lightbulbs, string, glass vials, plastic bottles, metal handles, and other recycled materials make up the entirety of the exhibit, Tools for the Mind, currently on view at the BlackRock Center for the Arts. The exhibit contains twenty-four participatory artworks, by local artist Heloisa Escudero, that aim to engage and heal the mind.

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By Miguel Resendiz on November 11, 2019

East City Art Reviews— From the Margins at Gallery 102

From the Margins, on view at Gallery 102, is a response to the recent 30-year anniversary of the Corcoran’s cancellation of a retrospective on Robert Mapplethorpe. The show consists mostly of photographs by queer artists and addresses issues in queer representation, identity, and the act of critique.

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By Miguel Resendiz on September 17, 2019

East City Art Reviews: The Warmth of Other Suns at The Phillips Collection

The Warmth of Other Suns is an expansive exhibition that presents the phenomenon of global displacement through multiple perspectives.

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By Miguel Resendiz on August 20, 2019

East City Art Profiles—Stephanie Mercedes on Gun Violence

Stephanie Mercedes is a DC-based artist addressing the issue of gun-violence, both nationally and locally, in a transformative way.

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By Miguel Resendiz on July 31, 2018

East City Art Reviews: Stephanie Mercedes Los Relicarios

VisArts’ Gibbs Street Gallery is featuring an installation by the interdisciplinary, Argentinian-American artist, Stephanie Mercedes. Los Relicarios is a delicate and touching tribute to the thousands of people who disappeared and protested during the Argentinian dictatorship.

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By Miguel Resendiz on July 10, 2018

East City Art Reviews: Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Carne y Arena

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s virtual reality installation Carne y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible) offers a timely message and immersive experience. Visit the installation before reading this review—not knowing what to anticipate will make the experience more powerful. Spoilers follow

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By Miguel Resendiz on May 16, 2018

East City Art Reviews: 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition at University of Maryland Art Gallery

The University of Maryland Art Gallery is currently showcasing the works of three MFA candidates, Bekí Basch, Jessica van Brakle, and Hugh Condrey Bryant, each with their own exhibition.

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