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Black Cube Launches with First Pop-Up Exhibition at Colorado’s Historic Red Rocks Park

A new nonprofit “nomadic contemporary art museum,” known as Black Cube, just launched in Denver. Functioning without a permanent exhibition space, Black Cube is experienced primarily through site-specific pop-up art exhibitions and shops conceived by its artist fellows.

Black Cube’s goals are to increase access to contemporary are and to support artists’ careers, upholding the belief that art is an essential part of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. All of Black Cube’s programs start with artists’ ideas and connect those ideas to new spaces and new audiences.

Black Cube is holding its first official pop-up exhibition on October 1 at 7pm MDT sharp at the historic Red Rocks park in Colorado. The work — titled Sophont in Action — is an unprecedented, large-scale video projection and live performance pairing conceived by California-based artist and Black Cube fellow, Desirée Holman. Sophont in Action explores fantasies as a window into realities and is inspired by New Age, occult, science fiction, and technology cultures.

Desirèe Holman is part of the first group of Black Cube fellows and is joined by Chad Person from Albuquerque, NM, and Derrick Velasquez from Denver, CO. This means that in addition to Desiree’s launch event, the public can expect two more pop up exhibitions in 2015 with museum shops in tow.

Read more about each of Black Cube’s artist fellows and the newly launched Black Cube nonprofit at blackcubeart.org.