Published February 2011 It is not through formal concerns that Project Row Houses’ Round 33: The Seventh House is understood as a collaborative project. Rather, it is as the viewer walks from one shotgun house to the next, each hosting a site-specific project by an individual artist, that subtle interrelationships in the work reveal themselves. According to the curators Edgar Arceneaux and Nery Gabriel Lemus, the exhibition is intended to express a dialogue that informed several years of numerous discrete collaborations between the artists on view, most of whom studied at or are affiliated with the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. In fact Houston’s Third Ward, the neighborhood where the Project Row Houses are situated, is an apt location for dealing with the cultural, social, and political problems that are at the heart of most of the artists’ work.
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