Future Tense

At 516 ARTS, Curated and Organized by UNM Art Museum

June 18 – September 17, 2016
Member Preview & Talks: Saturday, June 18, 5-6pm
Reception: Saturday, June 18, 6-8pm
Music by DJ Leftovers

516 Central Ave. SW, Albuquerque
505-242-1445  •  516arts.org
open Tue – Sat, 12-5pm

Exploring the tenuous balance that defines the path of our collective future

Highlighting select CENTER photographers from across the United States and around the world, Future Tense is an exploration of the socially, politically and psychologically complex relationship we have with the places we inhabit. Moving within and beyond the physicality of here and now, the photographers in this exhibition trace the tensions between nature and artifice; isolation and interconnectedness; past and present; and the physical and psychological…all of which reveal the tenuous balance that defines the path of our collective future. This exhibition is presented by UNM Art Museum and CENTER at 516 ARTS, a joint effort by the lead partnering organizations of PhotoSummer 2016.


Delaney Allen
Antoine Bruy
Pelle Cass
Phillip Cheung
Christine Collins
Tamas Dezso
David Favrod
Lori Hepner
Wawrzyniec Kolbusz
Dina Litovsky
Judy Natal
Eric Pickersgill
David Schalliol
Daniel Traub

Curated by

Traci Quinn | Curator of Education and Public Programs, University of New Mexico Art Museum
Stefan Batista | MFA Candidate, Photography, Department of Art and Art History

Part of PhotoSummer 2016

PhotoSummer, now in its second year, is a collaborative initiative that represents and actively promotes historical and contemporary photography. Taking the rich legacy of photography in New Mexico as a point of departure, the exhibitions and public programs around PhotoSummer represent the continued energy and support of the photographic arts in the region. PhotoSummer features photo-based programming through exhibitions, talks, workshops and more to highlight the very best of photographic practice and scholarship.

PhotoSummer 2016 is organized by UNM Art Museum, 516 ARTS, CENTER, Axle Contemporary, and ASMP-NM. It features public programs focusing on photography that present regional, national and international artists, curators and scholars.

For information, visit photosummer.org or download the Digital Program Guide

Image Credit: Dina Litovsky, Audience, Issey Miyake (detail), 2014, digital c-print, 20 x 30 inches