SANGREE were 2016 Black Cube Artist Fellows. In Unclassified Site Museum, the artists appropriated an abandoned, ground-level public plaza of a former bus station by fabricating an archeological excavation for an imaginary lost city.
Unclassified Site Museum is a site-specific, temporary art installation by SANGREE, an artistic collaboration between René Godínez Pozas and Carlos Lara. Located at a former RTD bus terminal in Denver, Colorado, the installation is inspired by archaeological sites in Mexico.
From a distance, the artwork appears to be a large, minimalist sculpture. As one gets closer, the subterranean windows reveal an archaeological dig site, in which visible evidence of an ancient civilization can be seen. Within the window, architectural remnants of a multi-family residential compound are revealed. The entirety of the block-long archaeological site is visible though the scale-model displayed within the Black Cube shipping container, which is also on-site.
This project is funded in part by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, cultivating arts and leaders for a vibrant community.
Special thanks to Continuum Partners, for the site, coordination support, and hosting Black Cube. This project is made possible through the support of The 3D Printing Store, the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver, and Liberty Waste Management.