I had an amazing time being anExpert at Creative Tech Week holding conversations with archaeologists, architects, botanists, artists, app developers, filmmakers and augmented reality developers about next steps of The Wayfinding Lab (the ongoing activities of my installation The Wayfinding Project). We now have the full video documentation of the Inaugural Ceremony held on March 24 and if you have a Google Cardboard you can experience this immersive 360-degree video of the Lenape Calibration Workshop that took place in Washington Square Park on 4/30...I really love how Angelo Baca took us underground to see what lies beneath the concrete jungle!
Now here are invites to more upcoming events:
Friday & Saturday May 20-21 - Sharing work in progress and adventures along the Spice Route with Artists Alliance Inc.'s Open Studios at The Clemente, Manhattan
Friday May 20 Opening an exciting group show Magical (un)Real: Entranced Land at Momenta Art, Brooklyn
Thursday May 26, 5-9 pm In conversation with Christiana Peppard, George Nuku and at Ora Gallery, Manhattan
Sunday June 12, 4PM Performance-lecture on "How to Speak Chino" at Momenta Art, Brooklyn
Read below for more details!
ARTISTS ALLIANCE OPEN STUDIOS
Friday, May 20 from 6-8p + Saturday, May 21 from 2-6p
LES Studio Program's artists-in-residence as well as our PS160 commission artist will open their studios for an intimate glimpse into their creative processes.
PS160 Commission Artist: Gabrielle Mertz
Part ofClemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center Open Studios. See 50+ studios.
"Diccionario Chino," Beatrice Glow, 2010
Magical (un)Real: Entranced Land
May 20 - June 30, 2016
Co-curated by Esperanza Mayobre and Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde
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Patricia Dominguez, Beatrice Glow,Terence Gower, Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde Myeongsoo Kim, Esperanza Mayobre + Angela Bonadies, Rachelle Mozman, Claudia Peña Salinas
Public Event Participants:
Silvia Benedetti, Lisa Blackmore/Visual Culture Section, Latin American Studies Association, Moira Fradinger, Luis Ospina
Magical (un)Real: Entranced Land presents a survey of artists living and working in New York City whose subject matter presented in the exhibition is focused on Latin America.
Borrowing its title from Glauber Rocha’s seminal 1967 film Terra em Transe (Transl. Entranced Land), the exhibition presents a cross section of artists rekindling their connections with the Latin American continent through the lens of a traveler, a researcher, or an expatriate. Like Rocha’s film, about a man trapped between political factions in the hypothetical country of El Dorado, the works in this exhibition emphasize the dialectics of a region mired in neoliberal and populist ideologies in the last three decades.
Magical (un)Real: Entranced Land aims to demystify the notion of a unified continent, encapsulating the diversity of narratives that shape contemporary Latin America. These contemporary reflections center on inequalities between races/classes and structural/political violence that continue to prevail throughout the ideological shifts in the recent decades. Through a sensibility strictly rooted in the politically poetic, some of the artists featured in the exhibition examine the Latin American political landscape through the lens of the ‘other’.
Long fascinated with the histories of Modernism, Terence Gower (Canada/US) presents Art in Latin American Architecture, a series of photographs-cum-paintings documenting public artworks done for modernist university campuses in Mexico City, Caracas and Brasilia. Through his photographic and sculptural installation, Myeongsoo Kim (Korea) reconstructs the lost histories of Chacaltaya, Bolivia: the world’s highest altitude ski resort, which has been long abandoned due to the effects of global warming.Esperanza Mayobre (Venezuela), in collaboration with Angela Bonadies (Venezuela), presents Postcards from Venezuela, a suite of eight photographs that document the violent uprisings in her native country wrought upon the Chavista-Madurista regime. Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde (Venezuela/USA) addresses US interventionist histories and informal economies in contemporary Venezuela through his sculptural works. Rachelle Mozman (Panama) presents her video Loneliness Lonely, a fragmentary fictional narrative of Latin Americans, elaborating upon a sense of alienation and undefined trauma.Patricia Dominguez (Chile) examines the historical roles of horses in Honda, Colombia, and conflates colonial histories and the contemporary reality of narco trade in a looped video titled Eres Un Princeso.Beatrice Glow (USA) presents her ethnographical research concerning long-buried histories of the Chinese labor diaspora in Peru, and Claudia Peña-Salinas (Mexico) presents a series of exquisite monoprints documenting found anthropomorphic figures from Pre-Hispanic Mexico.
In addition, the exhibition will be accompanied by a series of film screenings, discussions and public events led by artists and leading Latin American Scholars.
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Friday, May 27, 7PM: Presentation of recent publications on Latin American visual culture by Lisa Blackmore/Visual Culture Section, Latin American Studies Association
1. Kevin Coleman. A Camera in the Garden of Eden: The Self-Forging of a Banana Republic (University of Texas Press, 2016)
2. Sam Steinberg. Photopoetics at Tlatelolco. Afterimages of Mexico, 1968 (University of Texas Press, 2016)
3. Phill Penix-Tadsen, Cultural Code: Video Games and Latin America (MIT Press, 2016)
4. Scott Weintraub & Luis Correa-Díaz (editors). Ya salió “Poesía y poéticas digitales, electrónicas, tecnos, new-media en America Latina (Universidad Central, 2016)
Tuesday, May 31, 7PM: Latin American Cinema with Moira Fradinger
Sunday, June 12, 4PM: How To Speak Chino: Performative lecture by Beatrice Glow
Sunday, June 19, 4PM: Is Domino a Social Practice? organized by Esperanza Mayobre + Screening of Agarrando Pueblo by Luis Ospina
Sunday, June 28, 4PM: The artist as geographer: Claudio Perna: Mapping and Identity, presented by Silvia Benedetti