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.
Cesar Cornejo is an artist working at the intersection between art, architecture and society. He has lived in four different cultures: Peru, Japan, England and the USA, and each have impacted his work and ideas on art differently. He produces multi-layered pieces in various medias including sculpture, installation, painting, drawing and photography. His ongoing project Puno Museum of Contemporary Art, where contemporary art is on display in low-income houses throughout a neighborhood in the Peruvian town of Puno, proposes an alternative model of museum which places community at its core.
Ashley Lester, is an artist whose work reflects her experiences growing up in small town America and touches on subjects of class, folk art, dysfunctional families, hunting culture and backwoods aesthetics. Ashley was the Vice President of Fine Arts for the Student Association at SUNY Plattsburgh and the head of four committees on campus. Ashley has been involved with multiple intercollegiate Iron pours as well as being a certified structural steel welder.
Diana Fridelova, is a multidisciplinary artist producing works that explore the connection humans have with their senses. She has grown up living in different cultures: Slovakia, Mexico, Bahrain, Spain, Malta and the USA, which have been an influence to further explore the potential between artist and viewer, artwork and public. Diana has had work shown in the Carolyn M. Wilson Art Gallery, Centre Gallery and Kendall Art Gallery. She was also the winner of the MDC School of Craft Scholarship.
Dyron Lafuente, is an artist whose work bends towards individual conflicts and world issues. From a very young age he lived in Cuba, Spain, Kosovo and the US which exposed him to different cultures that dramatically changed the way he sees and expresses art. He fabricates pieces that fuse both refine and raw materials that transport the viewer to the desired emotional destination. Lafuente’s work has been shown in numerous galleries in both Miami and Tampa, and has also been the recipient of various awards in both Miami Dade College and USF.
Marc Bridger, is an artist whose paintings interrogate our constructed hyperreality where precarious environmental, social and political conditions subjugate humanity.
Catherine Gomez, is an artist experimenting with emerging technologies from a photographic perspective. Influenced by feminist theory, New Media and Social Practice, her content focuses on the histories of marginalized communities. Producing multidisciplinary works through the use of diverse media she strives to create dimensionality and kinetic experiences through image making. Her current body of work prompts the viewer to examine how bodies of color operate through physical and digital public spaces. This series will be on display at the USF Carolyn Wilson gallery for her BFA Thesis Exhibition.
Bonnie Mae Carrow is an artist currently working out of Tampa, Florida. She has taken part in residencies and exhibitions both regionally and internationally, including Pennsylvania and Scheifling, Austria. Working primarily in sculpture, her work involves found objects, space, and process to discuss the construction of social fabrics, liminality and to invoke a varied sense of place.
About This Year's Summit
The 11th Creative Time Summit, an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers, and doers working at the intersection of art and politics will be held in Miami for the first time this November 1-3, 2018. Titled On Archipelagos and Other Imaginaries—Collective Strategies to Inhabit the World, it takes coalition as a central theme, and utilizes the archipelago as a framework to delve into Miami’s historical connection to the Caribbean and, by extension, to Latin America and the entire world. The topics under discussion will range from immigration and borders to climate realities, notions of intersectional justice, gentrification, tourism as an enabler for neocolonialism, and the roles art and activism can play in all these pressing issues.