RE-SITED is a new cultural organization dedicated to presenting a series of research-focused exhibitions that ask fundamental questions about the current discourse and verbiage employed to discuss art production today. Presented in the form of ongoing chapters, RE-SITED will directly examine the alterations to the art-viewing process in our "meta-disciplinary age," where the boundaries between visual arts, performance, science, technology and architecture, among many other disciplines, have become increasingly blurred.
RE-SITED will launch with Chapter One: Post-Disciplinary Aesthetics, which aims to question what the extraneous- over-used- terms “multi-disciplinary," “inter-disciplinary” and “post-disciplinary,” actually mean in relation to a work of art today. We ask whether these terms are simply “place holders” for a new, yet to be defined discipline. Or whether, the traditional notion of “discipline” itself is undergoing a critical re-evaluation?
In order to examine these complex questions, the curators, Melissa Bianca Amore and William Stover, will ask five artists to produce three identical works to be exhibited across five locations throughout New York City. These sites, selected to generate a distinct dialogue between the work of art, the viewer, and the environment include, a museum, a commercial gallery, a hotel, a library, and a public park. The act of physically curating three identical works from each artist into different environments, seeks to actively question the perception of the work and to re-evaluate this reading in relation to the terms: "inter-disciplinary, "multi-disciplinary," and “post-disciplinary.”