En noviembre del año pasado, los chicos de Comisariado me entrevistaron mientras que estaba en Bogotá. Me preguntaron sobre mis conceptos de la práctica curatorial y sobre las diferencias que había encontrado, al momento, entre mi trabajo de curaduría en Chicago y lo que estábamos haciendo en Santander y Norte de Santander para el Salón regional de artistas. Comisariado es un lindo proyecto que reune video entrevistas de curadores, en su mayoría colombianos. (Haga click en la imagen para ver el vídeo)
I am thrilled to be part of the team behind the overdue retrospective of Joaquin Torres-García at MoMA. The exhibition opens tomorrow privately, and publicly this Sunday. Don´t miss the chance to see a collection of remarkable examples of the artist´s entire oeuvre!
The first US-retrospective of Colombian artist Doris Salcedo opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago on February 20. My dear friend Maria Carrasquilla, who works at the MCA, also happened to be in Bogotá when the public art project "Acción de Duelo" by Salcedo, took place at the Plaza de Bolívar. This beautiful text is a strong and touching testimony of her participation, and the complexity of the experience. Click here for Maria's text >>
Last week I invited Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, to conduct three studio visits as a guest of the Interlink Visiting Artist Program that I'm co-coordinating with Elena Ailes at SAIC. During her visit I connected her with Latin American artists whose works fit into the category of time-based practices. In this picture Liz is talking to Colombian film and new media artist Carolina Gonzalez.
This video presents a bit about the making-process of the project "Visualización de Honda" in Tolima, Colombia. For this collaborative project the members of the artistic collective 4-18 spent 3 months in the rural town of Honda where, throughout their residency, they worked to expand the notions and networks of art among the local community. Through its different practices and iterations this project aimed at providing visibility to some of the particular environmental issues of this town. If you are interested in learning more about this project don't forget to visit their website!
My dear friend and talented photographer Lais Pontes is currently exhibiting her project Born Nowhere at the educational gallery at the School of the International Center of Photography in NYC. You can visit her website to learn more about this complex and ever-evolving internet-based photography project. http://www.laispontes.com/