Artist Amalia Caputo will install Transferences 2.0, a project for which she has photographed more than 1,700 personal objects from her collection. The image archive is mounted to the wall, and a “living archive” of the actual objects is displayed in the gallery. During the course of the exhibition, objects will be distributed to gallery visitors. Transferences activates our relationship with the things we handle everyday and the memories and associations we invest in them, while it energizes the concept of “ownership” of works exhibited in galleries. A questionnaire provided by the artist invites participants to share their intentions for claiming and using the objects. A video documenting the distribution of the objects will accompany the exhibition.
Amalia Caputo is an artist residing in Miami, originally from Caracas, Venezuela. She is a photo and video-based artist, independent curator and art writer whose work focuses on memory, the archive, feminine identity and the study of photography itself. She holds a BA in Art History from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and an MFA in Studio Art and Photography from New York University and the International Center of Photography.