always Tuesdays 16:30-18:00
Intro Lecture Felipe Mujica
29. September 2021
Mujica’s talk will be focused on his individual and collaborative-based practice, expanding on the dialogue and interaction between both poles.Just out of art school, in 1997, he co-founds with Diego Fernández and José Luis Villablanca the artist-run space Galería Chilena (GCH), which operated between 1999 and 2005, first as a nomadic and commercial art gallery and later as a collaborative art project, a curatorial “experiment”. In early 2000 Mujica moved to New York City where he currently lives. Parallel and interrelated to his own work Mujica has organized and produced many collaborative projects, which include mostly exhibitions and editing, design, and publishing. Produced low budget and with handmade quality, the books are distributed by hand and they inhabit a zone between artist-book and catalog. Uniting his multilayered interests and objectives are what Mujica calls Curtains, fabric-based works that are made collaboratively and installed taking into consideration both the architecture and elements of its surroundings as well as the presence and interaction of the viewer.
5. Oktober 2021
Theme: Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Chile. Maria Berrios
María Berríos is a sociologist, writer and independent curator. Her work explores issues traversing art, culture, and politics, focusing on Latin America, with a special interest in collective experiments of "Third World” alliances and their exhibition formats, such as the Solidarity Museum (1971) or the Havana Cultural Congress (1968). She is a PhD candidate in sociology at Goldsmiths College, London University and has been teaching, as a professor and as a guest tutor in several universities and art academies in Europe and Latin America. Her dissertation is about undocumented rumours and disappearance as form, based on case studies of specific events in Chile between the 1960s to the 1980s. She is co-founder of the Chilean editorial collective vaticanochico. Berríos has published extensively on art and politics in Latin America–and beyond–, and has been engaged in several collaborative art projects.
26. Oktober 2021
director of El Eco, and Daniel Garza-Usabiaga, curator, both based in Mexico City. Paola Santoscoy
Paola Santoscoy is a curator and art historian. She received an MA in Visual Studies from the California College of the Arts (San Francisco). She is currently director of the El Eco Experimental Museum (National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM) in Mexico City. She served as adjunct curator of the 8th Mercosur Biennial, 2011, which takes place in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She has served as curator in different exhibition spaces in Mexico City: La Panaderia (2000-2001), Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (2001-2003) and the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo (2004-2007).
02. November 2021
is an artist and writer based in Vienna. Her works are articulations of situated bodies, partial perspectives and queer agency as they question the imperial gesture of universality and binary structuring. Her recent immersive three-channel video installation Barbara Kapusta
The Leaking Bodies seeks to describe the effects of environmental, social and emotional stress, the increasing toxicity of landscapes, political instability and how our relationship to these events work in, and on, our bodies. She was awarded the Otto Mauer Prize in 2020.
Her objects, films and text-based works have been shown in, among others,
Enjoy, museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien, Vienna (2021 ); Europa Antike Zukunft, Halle für Kunst Steiermark, Graz (2021); The Leaking Bodies Series, Gianni Manhattan Vienna (2020); Hypersurface, ACF London (2020), Dangerous Bodies, Kunstraum London (2019), Hysterical Mining , Kunsthalle Wien (2019), The Giant, Gianni Manhattan Vienna (2018), Empathic Creatures at Ashley Berlin (2018), Instructions for Happiness (KUP, Athens 2016), Das Begreifen, and The Language of Things, Belvedere21, Wien (2016), The Promise of Total Automation, Kunsthalle Wien (2016).
9. November 2021
Founded in 2012, Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (New Museum of Contemporary Art) -NuMu- is an artist-run space co-founded and co-directed by artists Jessica Kairé and Stefan Benchoam. It is the only contemporary art museum in Guatemala, exclusively dedicated to supporting, exhibiting and documenting contemporary art. NuMu’s physical space measures approximately 2 x 2.5 meters and has the shape of an egg, since it was originally designed as an egg-selling kiosk. Central to its mission is to offer the necessary support to realize artistic projects of great value, despite the shortage of local institutions and governmental support. As both museum and artwork, NuMu re-evaluates the general meaning of a museum, and what it means to be a contemporary art museum in the 21st century in both the local context of Guatemala City, and the international art sphere. Jessica Kaire und Stefan Benchoam
Jessica Kairé (Guatemala, 1980) is an artist and educator based in New York, and co-founder of NuMu . Within her practice, Kairé uses sculpture, ceramics, video, performance, and installation, to create works that often solicit an active relationship between the artwork and viewer. Her work has been shown at museums, institutions and galleries including the 22nd Bienal de Arte Paiz (Guatemala); Proyectos Ultravioleta (Guatemala); StorefrontTV: Season 3, Storefront (New York); 12th Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, Brazil); Museo Jumex (Mexico City); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles) and the 2nd Gran Bienal Tropical, Loíza (Puerto Rico, 2016).
Stefan Benchoam (Guatemala, 1982) is an artist and exhibition maker with a strong interest in collaboration. As an artist, he has had solo-shows in La Casa Encendida (Madrid), The White Cubicle Toilet Gallery (London) and La Loseta (San Juan), and has participated in numerous international group exhibitions. As an exhibition maker, he has curated numerous exhibitions in a variety of alternative project spaces and institutions. He is the co-founder and director of -, co-founder of the Proyectos Ultravioleta , and co-founder of NuMu. Additionally, he has written texts for Mousse Magazine, South as a State of Mind, and other publications. Buró de Intervenciones Públicas
23. November 2021
curator and art historian based in Copenhagen. Sidsel Nelund,
Sidsel Nelund (PhD) has been writing, researching, teaching, instituting, and collaborating in the field of artistic research since the mid-2000s. Nelund is former Head of Institute of Art, Writing and Research at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, where she was head of research, ran the PhD program, created the annual seminarResearch Daysand initiated the collective research projectCreator Doctusfunded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union to develop a structure for a third cycle specifically in artistic research. Her writings have appeared in Latin America, Africa, The Middle East, and Europe in such forums asObservatorio Cultural,Critical Arts: A Journal of South-North Cultural and Media Studies,Widok. Theories and Practices of Visual Cultureas well as in the bookCurating Researchby Open Editions.
30. November 2021 The Rainbow Soulclub is an initiative of the artists Saskia Janssen and George Korsmit. Since 2005 they have worked as volunteers at De Regenboog Groep, an Amsterdam-based organisation that is committed to helping the homeless and drug users, as well as more broadly tackling poverty. At The Rainbow Soulclub they orchestrate encounters and collaborations between artists, students and De Regenboog’s clients. The encounters take place in the foundation’s drop-in centers and drug consumption rooms and have spawned a whole spectrum of activities over recent years: a.o. cooking, painting, writing poetry, publishing books and newspapers, pasting up posters in the city, altering street nameplates (albeit illegally), drawing, making pottery, shooting videos, recording music, hypnosis sessions, transmitting cosmic energy, making costumes, driving campaigns, making exhibitions and even travelling to Ghana and Surinam.
7. Dezember 2021 Eric Booker is a curator and writer. Focusing on queer communities and communities of color, his work makes space for artists and narratives that challenge dominant histories. Booker is currently the Assistant Curator and Exhibition Coordinator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, where he works on a range of exhibitions, performances, and site-specific installations. His curatorial projects include Method Order Metric (2016) at The National Academy Museum; Jamel Shabazz: Crossing 125th (2017), Smokehouse 1968–1970 (2017), and Regarding the Figure (2017) at The Studio Museum in Harlem; Inside, Out Here at La MaMa Galleria (2018); and Autumn Knight: WALL at The Studio Museum in Harlem and Danspace Project (2019). His writing has been published internationally. Booker is currently at work on his first book about the Smokehouse Associates mural collective, for which he is the recipient of a 2019 Graham Foundation Grant.