Celebrating Contemporary Guatemalan Art: Conversations with Artists and Curators.
March 6th, 2015, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, The New School.
Video produced by Red Dog Productions - School of Media Studies.
In recent years Guatemalan artistic production has been extremely powerful, with an emergence of both critical and whimsical artistic practices responding to the violence, repression and historical memory of the previous decades in Guatemala, but also its unique sense of contemporaneity, indigeneity and radical urban imagination. This unique event showcases the exciting energy around contemporary artistic and curatorial practices emerging in Guatemala today. It features artists including Jessica Kairé, Terike Haapoja, and Jamie Permuth who will present recent projects conducted in Guatemala, curators Anabella Acevedo and Pablo José Ramírez (joining remotely from Guatemala), and Prof. Nitin Sawhney from The New School Media Studies program. The conversation is moderated by María Del Carmen Carrión, ICI’s Director of Public Programs & Research.
Watch the full archived livestream here: (2 hours)
The event is part of the exhibition initiative Guatemala Después (on view April 9-29) at The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons/The New School and at Ciudad de la Imaginación in Guatemala this June, featuring the work of over 40 Guatemalan and US-based artists.