A Post-Pandemic Statement: Donna Huanca’s Espejo Quemada at Ballroom Marfa

Anthony Dexter Giannelli, Artland, October 1, 2021

Ballroom Marfa sits in a contemporary art oasis in the middle of the West Texas Desert. A unique exhibition space, it has had the pleasure of ushering in rising and established artists as coveted pitstop on their rise to world-renowned careers. Solo showings are given to art world darlings who boast a long list of continued institutional exhibitions. Among these, have been installation favourites from a range of diverse voices including Elmgreen and Dragsted, Rashid Johnson, and now the Bolivian-American Donna Huanca. Hunaca’s current exhibition Espejo Quemada premieres as the first post-pan- demic major exhibition work in Marfa, and her show is being closely watched to determine how the over year-long forced hiatus has shifted perceptions in the art world.