Intueri 2012: San Jose's Art Expo With Too Much Space
On the day of the Mayan apocalypse San Jose`s artist collective, Heart of Chaos was throwing a huge going away party in the form of an art expo, "Intueri". The show featured work from a lot of San Jose`s visual artists along with dance performances, music, and beats. The event was pretty amazing; I had never experienced an art event of that magnitude here in San Jose.
Held at The Armory which is a huge venue because of the space the show had a combination of artwork in many mediums, this to me was quite impressive. I truly loved the combination of instillation along with sculpture, canvas work, wood work and the slightest amount of photography. I don’t understand why there was a lack of photography and do wish there was more, nonetheless the work was astonishing and thought provoking.
Although the event was good I do have one critique, there was too much space. By this, I mean too much empty space. With the amount of space available I think the maze should have been made a bit narrower. I thought it was just too wide, I felt myself almost floating through it. With the addition of more walls, a lot more work could have been displayed. I also didn't understand that huge empty rectangle of space right in the middle. I am aware that the bar needed space but once again, it was just too much. That area could have been used for the vendors, which were placed upstairs. That, I thought was fairly unorganized because there wasn't much traffic upstairs.
Despite the minute misuse of space Intueri was exciting, interesting and fresh to the city of San Jose. I heard this was "Heart of Chaos" first event in a while so in conclusion I thank Heart of Chaos for the event, because of it I anticipated December 21st, 2012. While at Inturi I felt it was my journalistic duty to do a small Q&A, so my general question to the attendees was;
“What do you think so far about the event?”
I think it’s amazing; it’s never really been done in San Jose. - Matthew Gonzales
I think it`s a little unorganized, I would like to organize it next year because i am very organized - Madam X
It`s pretty exiting actually, so far so good - Jessica (part of an installation)
It`s pretty good, good attendance. Art is all good, very dynamic. All mediums are here. Sculpture, painting, installation. - Mister Walker
I think it`s amazing, I’m out of words to describe it, it`s like San Jose art, it`s community building at its best and inspiring. - Katharine
I think it`s a great exhibit, the best so far, I just think it`s stunning, very New York. This kind of happened because all artists worked with each other - Al Preciado
Photos are from BasicLee
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