As part of the 2018 Creative Time Summit in Miami, Locust Projects will be hosting three breakout sessions.
With a range of experts, this roundtable will discuss how organizations best support artists who seek to create socially-engaged works that address socially complex issues and struggles of relevance in our South Florida communities. The discussion aims to address measuring success and impact, what is at stake for artists, the community and the organization when working in this way, and who is responsible to the communities involved. This discussion will be navigated through the framework of regional regranting programs like WaveMaker, that support socially-engaged, non-institutional, non-commercial projects that can, and are, have an impact.
Led by Lia and Dan Perjovschi, this theory and practice based workshop will include a brainstorming session, discussion, drawing session and a group analysis of the drawings. Addressing basic questions such as “What is art, artist, critic, curator, art institution today?”, “What are their roles, and what messages do they give in a constantly changing society?” this session will explore the tools necessary to understand art, rather than analyzing the context of art. Together with the artists, participants will search for critical, articulated attitudes and recuperate hidden, lost ideas and trying to make sense out of the findings. Every participant will leave with a fanzine with drawings from all the other participants.
Led by Cesar Cornejo, participants in this session will be introduced to the concept of “Reciprocidad Andina” through Cornejo’s experience and application while working with Puno MoCA, an alternative museum model which places community at its center, based in Peru. Participants will become familiarized with the fact that in Reciprocidad Andina every animated or unanimated being doesn’t belong to one single person, therefore a sense of borrowing prevails over a sense of owning. Through the hands-on workshop that involves both discussion and activities, participants will learn core principles that can be applied to their own approach to social practice.
Join Locust Projects and ArtCenter/ South Florida for a conversation with José Roca, Artistic Director, FLORA ars+natura in Bogota, and Curator, LARA Collection.
Roca is a Colombian curator based in Bogotá, currently working with FLORA ars+natura and LARA Collection in Singapore. From 2012-15, he was the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate, London. For a decade, he managed the arts program at the Banco de la República in Bogotá. Roca was a co-curator of the 27th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2006) and the Encuentro de Medellín MDE07 (2007), and was the artistic director of Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia’s international Triennial celebrating print in contemporary art. He is the author of “Transpolitical: Art in Colombia 1992-2012” (with Sylvia Suárez), and “Waterweavers: A Chronicle of Rivers” (with Alejandro Martín), published by the Bard Graduate Center in New York in conjunction with the exhibition “Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture” (2014).
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