The Fundación Cisneros Seminar is an annual initiative for the interdisciplinary study of modern and contemporary art and culture, with a special focus on the art of Latin America. Through a dynamic event combining the model of Pecha Kucha and symposium, the Fundación Cisneros Seminar invites artists, curators, art critics and producers in other disciplines as well as the general public to think about the various genealogies and languages that operate simultaneously in the cultural field.
Viewing Room is a charted journey through some recent acquistions of the contemporary art collection of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. It consists of a series of events in which a single artwork from the collection is exhibited for a day along with an accompanying public program. Audiences are invited to experience seminal yet rarely seen artworks--in most cases, never before exhibited in New York--and to participate in programs designed to help articulate the working processes and contexts in which these works were created.
In this series of lectures, aimed at students and the general audience, Discusiones comprises a space to access issues and problems related to the visual arts, architecture, music, literature, design, and film. Through partnerships with universities and cultural institutions in Venezeula and with insightful dialog with subject specialists, the FC/CPPC seeks to expand and enrich the acquired knowledge in particular fields through participants, and to awaken the critical capacity and necessary aptitude to approach art from multiple perspectives.
Launched in 2012 in Caracas, Conexiones Emergentes is a meeting point for emerging Venezuelan artists, art students and/or self-taught professionals with key players in the local art scene: curators, journalists, artists and cultural promoters. The program gives young artists a platform for public dissemination, in order to give them an opportunity to present and discuss their proposals and artistic creations. At the same time, Conexiones Emergentes provides a space for cultural producers to get in touch with the work of these young artists, thus facilitating the encounters of new players with the artistic circles. This interaction promotes the generation of enriching dialogues that benefit both groups.
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