The Future Past
May 7 - June 4, 2016
Open, Sunday, May 22, 1-4PM
L.P. Hartley referred to the past as a "foreign country," sometimes it can feel more like the place that we call home.
The Future Past is the next exhibition in art + space’s site-responsive programming. The project explores themes of memory through object, light, word, sound and performance. In considering the deep and emotional history of the site, the project will acknowledge the ghosts of what existed while celebrating the future for what remains.
During the course of its run, The Future Past will include several events, including a day long experiential musical performance by Historic Central State Mansion musician-in-residence, Hanna Benn on May 28th.
Central State Hospital, created in 1827, once cared for nearly 3,000 patients on its 140 acre grounds. Funding cuts led to the hospital’s closure in 1994 and the site, left vacant and deteriorating for years, is being revitalized by Reverie Estates. Reverie’s mission of developing creative communities through the rehabilitation and reuse of historic properties is exemplified in the multi-building Historic Central State project which features Historic Central State Mansion, a co-living community also open to students, and 1899, a high end events venue, with other opportunities to come.
art + space’s programming promotes forward thinking contemporary art and design by mid-career and emerging artists. Our site-responsive exhibitions provide temporary platforms for collaborative, innovative artist led projects. The goal is to use these transitional spaces to showcase art and ideas around the city.
Megumi Shauna Arai
C. Thomas Lewis
Colin Tuis Nesbit
By appointment. Please contact Anne Surak of art + space.
Anne Surak, Principal
Historic Central State, Carpentry Hall - 164 Steeples Blvd. , Indianapolis, IN 46222 - View Map