TIME Temporary Installations Made for the Environment

Each year, New Mexico Arts partners with a local community to commission up to ten temporary, visually engaging, and conceptually rich environmental artworks to be displayed for a short term exhibition in that community. The opening of the exhibit is often tied to another important community event. The artworks relate to a designated theme, and New Mexico Arts challenges artists to create environmental pieces that inspire, question, engage, and otherwise influence the citizens of and visitors to the host community. New Mexico Arts is interested in interactive art that encourages an audience response and transforms participants into active contributors to the creative process. The artworks are displayed for the length of the exhibit, and at the end of the exhibition they are disassembled and removed, leaving no trace of ever having existed.

TIME was inspired by the emerging public art trend to engage artists interested in creating more spontaneous and immediate artworks with short life-spans. New Mexico Arts hopes that this kind of project will engage both communities and artists in the public art process.

2017 - Edgewood: PERSISTENCE
New Mexico Arts, RT 66 Arts Alliance and the Town of Edgewood presented TIME 2017 - Temporary Installations Made for the Environment in Edgewood, New Mexico. New Mexican artists from throughout the state were invited to create temporary environmental artworks based on the theme of PERSISTENCE.
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Installation from T.I.M.E. exhibition--The Watchers

2016 - Cibola County: FLOW
New Mexico Arts, Axle Contemporary and Grants Mainstreet presents TIME 2016 - Temporary Installations Made for the Environment in Cibola County in October 2016.
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experimental dome

2014 - International Premier of New Mexico Arts Experimental Dome Program
The international premier of the New Mexico Arts Experimental Dome Program occurred at the Concept Art Fair in Miami, FL during the busy Art Basel week, December 3-7, 2014.
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Ai Weiwei Bicycles

2014 - Navajo TIME: Pull of the Moon
New Mexico Arts continues its partnership with the Navajo Nation Museum on an exciting and unprecedented public art collaboration as part of the state arts agency's cutting edge TIME (Temporary Installations Made for the Environment) program.
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New Mexico Arts

2014 - Navajo TIME: Coyote Canyon
We are working on some exciting things here in New Mexico. Our TIME (Temporary Installations Made for the Environment) 2014 project, TIME @ Coyote Canyon is an expansion of our unique partnership with Navajo Nation that we started in 2012. June 2014 will see the inaugural opening of what we plan on becoming a new biennial temporary public art installation event in Navajo Nation.
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Chaco Canyon ruins

2013 - Navajo TIME: Chaco Canyon
New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Navajo Nation Museum, and the International Land-Sensitive Art Foundation (iLSAF) presented the first sound installation at the ancient at Chaco Canyon in modern times--an interactive sonic demonstration with artists Raven Chacon representing Navajo Nation, and Robert Henke from Germany.
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Installation from T.I.M.E. exhibition--Storm King

2012 - Navajo TIME: Harmony in the Making
For Navajo TIME 2012, Harmony in the Making, Art in Public Places of New Mexico Arts commissioned eight Native and non-Native artists to make temporary, environmentally based artworks that were installed for public viewing at such raw--sometimes profound--settings as Arizona's Navajo Nation Museum courtyard, Navajo Nation Zoo in Window Rock, and Canyon de Chelly Visitors Center at Chinle. In New Mexico, locations include Waterflow, Tse-Bonito and the courtyard at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe.
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Installation from T.I.M.E. exhibition--The Watchers

Buffalo Thunder: Green Technology/Innovation
New Mexico Arts; Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino; The Hilton, and Pueblo of Pojoaque presented TIME - Temporary Installations Made for the Environment at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino from August to October 2010. New Mexican artists were invited to create temporary environmental artworks based on green technology and innovation. Seven artworks were exhibited in exterior locations at the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino.
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Installation from T.I.M.E. exhibition--Forage/Constellate

Village Shops at Los Ranchos: Green Technology/Innovation
New Mexico Arts; the Village of Los Ranchos; and the Village Shops at Los Ranchos presented TIME - Temporary Installations Made for the Environment, at the Village Shops at Los Ranchos from August to September 2010. The exhibit marked the first appearance of the program in the greater Albuquerque Area, specifically the Village of Los Ranchos.
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Installation from T.I.M.E. exhibition--All in Knots

Las Cruces: Regeneration
New Mexico Arts, the City of Las Cruces Museums, and the Dona Ana Arts Council presented TIME - Temporary Installations Made for the Environment in Las Cruces in September and October 2009. The exhibit opened as part of the 16th annual Artshop in Las Cruces. Artists from Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas were invited to create temporary environmental artworks based on the theme regeneration.
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Installation from T.I.M.E. exhibition--Sky Labyrinth

Carlsbad: Cielo
New Mexico Arts and Carlsbad MainStreet presented the fourth annual TIME - Temporary Installations Made for the Environment in Carlsbad in fall 2008. New Mexican artists from throughout the state were invited to create temporary environmental artworks based on the theme cielo.
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Installation from T.I.M.E. exhibition--Cycla

2007 - Taos: Earth
New Mexico Arts presented the third annual TIME - Temporary Installations Made for the Environment in Taos in fall 2007. New Mexican artists from throughout the state were invited to create temporary environmental artworks based on the theme of earth.
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Installation from T.I.M.E. exhibition--Human to Oil

2006 - Silver City: Alchemy
New Mexico Arts presented the second annual T.I.M.E. - Temporary Installations Made for the Environment in Silver City. New Mexican artists from throughout the state created temporary, never-before-seen, environmental artworks based on the theme alchemy.
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Installation from T.I.M.E. exhibition--Survey Henel

2005 - Socorro: Migration
New Mexico Arts commissioned ten temporary environmental artworks created by New Mexico artists that were exhibited in various locations in and around the county and town of Socorro.
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