On art and ideas

June 23, 2017

Repoliticizing Modernity: Military Spectacles in Venezuela

Excerpted from her book Spectacular Modernity, Lisa Blackmore’s statement posits that the political, social, and cultural forces that converged to create Venezuela’s “modern spirit” in the mid-20th century unfolded as a spectacle, revealing the spaces, practices, and aspects of life comprising the combined aesthetic and political agenda of its power relations.

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October 8, 2016

Juan Acha's Creative Engagement: "Paper and More Paper" (1969)

In his work in Perú in the late, turbulent 60s, Juan Acha relinquished the traditional role of critic to become implicit in the collective cultural production he encouraged, and was one of the first to experiment with curatorial formats. However, as Miguel López notes, political circumstances resulting in Acha's abrupt departure from Perú soon after resulted in the relative neglect of Acha's work from this time.

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October 7, 2016

On Telling Shows

The sixth edition of the annual Seminario Fundación Cisneros, Show and Tell, focuses on exhibition makers and curatorial projects in Latin America during the 1960s, the 1990s, and the decade of 2020 to come. The program places special emphasis on cultural production in Venezuela.

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