II. An Infinite Horizon: Building Projects from Other Imaginaries. ENG & ESP
In this panel, we propose a space for reflection between representatives of projects that have been built as alternatives to conventional institutions and prevailing models. After reaching the objective of establishing itself, how to continue? How to sustain the energy? How to allow the projects to continue transforming to respond, in the same critical and divergent way, to the new challenges they face? What economic and ethical challenges does sustaining spaces that guarantee freedom of experimentation entail?The first invited to this panel is SOMA, an independent space that emerged to offer a study program with a postgraduate level, but which has chosen not to be official, to maintain the freedom of artistic and pedagogical experimentation.
On the other hand, Common places is the new program of the inSITE platform, with activities in Baja California, Peru and South Africa; here we seek to highlight how an internationally recognized project within a globalized contemporary art discourse opts for a radical look at the local and contextual, and to emphasize the ability of a recognized project to reinvent itself.
Finally, TEOR/ética, a space for reflection and exhibition of contemporary artistic practices in Costa Rica, and its ability to sustain energy, financing, and vocation in an independent and non-profit project.
Laura Cortés SOMA. Mexico
Common places. Mexico
María Paola Malavasi Lachner TEOR/ética. CRI
Carmen Cebreros. Mx