The Visitors


Photo: Eileen Costa.


This exhibition investigated mysticism, spirituality, science, magic, and the construction of beliefs through a selection of multimedia works. According to the artist, the mysterious exploration of space and the supernatural energy connected with objects are intertwined with the strong desire for knowledge. In his work, Jose Alvarez is simultaneously revealing the fictitious character and the false promises of faith and spiritual leaders, as well as researching elements for his personal quest of truth. Many ideas that are part of this body of work were the result of the artist's involvement and conversations with magician James Randi and Peruvian anthropologist Carlos Castaneda, along with visits to the Houston's NASA Space Flight Center’s lunar lab and Australia’s Parkes Observatory telescope. The Visitor was curated by Debra Singer.

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