LegalArt welcomes Lugares De Transito (LDT) to the Residency:
Artistic production becomes more difficult with the isolation of the artist. The search for a fundamental context that enriches this production is what sparked my interest in curating this new project based on the exchange of experiences. From there, the effort is to bring the ideas and methods of artists who work in distant places and from varied circumstances. However, this exchange can’t happen without paying attention to certain essential aspects.
In the first place, it’s of no use to the process of the artist to produce work for temperamental commercial or informational requests. Therefore, it’s important that the artist develops his or her work, freely and autonomously, and that the function of the curator is to provide the resources, logistic and conceptual support but not at the risk of affecting the creative process or its results.
Second, it isn’t possible to understand 21st century art by only paying attention to the final project. For this reason, the curator should be able to understand and facilitate understanding the work from its origin and process, not simply as an element completed by a specific artist.
Lastly, you can’t understand the artist as a singular actor in the social context in which you find them. The responsibility falls to the curator to be involved and participate in the same cultural process that the artist brings.
In general, all these ideas determine my activities as curator for the project LUGARES DE TRÁNSITO.
Curator, LUGARES DE TRÁNSITO
LUGARES DE TRÁNSITO is a creative project that addresses the value of place and its new meanings as part of living artistic projects. Focusing on the medium of photography, the project shows artistic experiences that reveal Latin America as a shared reality, like a participatory scene from which the artist constructs a constituency with his own personality.
The project is divided into 8 bilateral meetings, each one of them is based on the two artists by destination, in the form of a joint creative project that they will present in Spain through a structure of the many meanings: exhibition, publication, and conference. Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, the United States (Miami), Ecuador, Panama and Guatemala are the countries that are participating in the meetings.
As part of its journey, LUGARES DE TRÁNSITO is in Miami, FL, USA from November 22, 2010 to December 17, 2010. Rosell Meseguer (Spain) y Adler Guerrier (Haiti / United States) are going to work together for four weeks at the LegalArt Residency.
This meeting also includes the participation of Gean Moreno, a local curator who will be involved with the smooth running of this collaboration with general curator of the project, Marta Soul.
Among these parallel activities that complement the meeting in Miami, it highlights the occurrence of the photography workshop, taught by Rosell Meseguer (Saturday and Sunday, December 11 and 12, 2010) and an open presentation to the public, that will happen in the first week of December 2010 during ART BASEL MIAMI.
LUGARES DE TRÁNSITO is a project of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), organized by Hablar en Arte, with the parti- cipation of the Network of Cultural Centers of AECID and the Cultural Offices of Spain in Latin America.
Date and time: Friday, December 3, 2010 at 7 pm Place: The Moore Space. 4040 NE 2nd Avenue Suite 200, Second Floor. Miami, FL 33137 Free to the public
Dates and times: Saturday and Sunday, December 11 and 12, 2010, 11am to 5 pm Place: ARTCENTER / SOUTH FLORIDA 924 Lincoln Road, Suite 205
Miami Beach, FL 33139
For further information, call (305) 674-8278 www.artcentersf.org
LegalArt Live/Work Residency Open Studios:
Friday, December 3, 2010
9 am- 1 pm
1035 N. Miami Avenue, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33136
Artists in Residence: Carlos Ascurra (Viking Funeral), Pachi Giustinian, Jiae Hwang, Natasha Lopez De Victoria (TM Sisters), Manny Prieres, and international resident Rosell Meseguer (with local collaborator Adler Guerrier).