¿De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de resistencia? é um ensaio de Néstor Garcia Canclini onde o autor analisa aspectos da recepção da arte contemporânea nas instituições culturais e na sociedade, ao mesmo tempo em que questiona certa inconsistência no modo como a noção de resistência é defendida por artistas e outros profissionais do sistema artístico e cultural. Canclini observa que enquanto noções como Capitalismo, Pós-colonialismo e Globalização são debatidos e confrontados com argumentos sólidos, a idéia de resistência surge em contraposição como algo quase mágico e heróico, sendo parcamente analisada.
Diante desse quadro, o autor discute como a arte pode ser politicamente eficaz na sociedade, e faz um contraponto à visão de arte e política de Jacques Ranciére.
Texto em espanhol.
Art copies Life. A non-authorized party at the cozy Favela Café inside the Art Basel Fair was forced to close by the police. This fact remember us the real riots that occurs inside the favelas in Brazil each week or month since ages…
The Favela Café project was signed by artist Tadashi Kawamata and architect Christophe Scheidegger. On a Friday night, Swiss police fired rubber bullets and teargas at an artist-activist group who took over Japanese artist kind of politically uncomfortable work at Art Basel, a fully working eatery in the guise of Brasil’s ad-hoc urban areas. Art Basel had allowed the group to protest for a limited time.
A brief reflection on this let us note that the political stress of the work is just a cute lecture of Favela’s aesthetic which delight the western art world without no shame. As an art piece for a glamorous event like this one, it critique is absolutely harmless. Meanwhile when was activated as a place for non allowed parties inside the commercial big show, the project finally gains meaning.
¿Cómo saldrán parados los museos de esta situación económica?
Pasamos por una crisis de los modelos, donde la hegemonía de los mercados es absoluta. Los museos han reaccionado hacia una espectacularización de las ideas, con un marcado perfil mediático. La TATE es la más mediática de todas. La obra se ha convertido en un bien de intercambio. Su uso consiste exclusivamente en el consumo y si contribuye a algo es quizás a que seamos mejores consumidores, pero no mejores ciudadanos. Este es el riesgo que corremos los museos en la actualidad. Pasamos por un momento en el que hemos de elegir qué queremos hacer y qué no queremos hacer. No podemos olvidar que un museo es importante por su colección porque la historia es ahora más importante que nunca. Aquella idea de la posmodernidad en la que todo flotaba y existía una amnesia del mundo presente hay que contrastarla con la historia. También es fundamental entender que el arte y la cultura son un conocimiento que nos afecta diría que a nivel de piel, capaz de generar afectos y comunidades.
¿Cuál es la función de los museos?
Su función ha cambiado respecto a la que tuvieron cuando surgieron en el siglo XVIII. La función del museo, en un momento en que el mercado y las industrias de la comunicación son tan poderosos es generar espacios de resistencia, libertad y conocimiento. Para ello encuentro importante que sepamos articular tres elementos que a menudo han permanecido en ámbitos separados: la obra, la documentación (información) y la comunidad.
Call for Applications – Master Fine Arts at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Department of Art & Media. CH. Deadline: March 28, 2013
Das Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche der Klassik Stiftung Weimar vergibt mehrere FELLOWSHIPS die eine philosophische, wissenschaftliche, publizistische oder künstlerische Arbeit főrdern. Germany. Deadline: March 31, 2013
The Sandberg Instituut is pleased to announce the launch of the School of Missing Studies, a Master’s program on Art and Learning, headed by Bik Van der Pol. Commencing in September 2013, the School of Missing Studies is now open for applications. NL. Deadline: April 1, 2013
Hybrid Online Low-residency MFA & Studio PhD at Transart Institute, NYC and Berlin. Deadline: April 1, 2013
Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Matt Mullican: Meaning of Things Workshop: Open Call for Young Artists. XIX CSAV – Artists Research Laboratory. Italy. Deadline: April 4, 2013
Funen Art Academy is accepting applications for its five-year independent higher education study program in contemporary visual arts. Odense, Denmark. Deadline: April 5, 2013
Call for Applications to artists, curators, art historians etc.: the Vera List Center for Art and Politics is pleased to invite applications for the 2013–2015 Vera List Center Fellowships. Two fellowships will be awarded, each spanning eight months and linked to the Vera List Center’s curatorial focus theme for 2013–2015, Alignment. NYC, USA. Deadline: April 8, 2013
Franklin Cassaro. Festival Performance Arte Brasil, MAM RJ, 2011
The Brazillian experience – Puzzling Morality and the effusive body (part 1)
By Cristiane Bouger
When asked about her perspective on performance, the independent curator Daniela Labra stated with simultaneous confidence and perplexity: “Brazilians are performative. We deal with the body in a libertarian way, but we are also impregnated with moralisms.” The paradox raised by Labra can be identified in almost every aspect of Brazilian culture and social behavior. Nevertheless, her statement also addresses a poignant criticism to the conservatism of art institutions.
Labra has been working as a researcher and curator of performance works since 2004. In 2011 she conceived the Festival Performance Arte Brasil at the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro–MAM RJ. The six-day festival received a grant from FUNARTE/MinC (The National Foundation for the Arts/Ministry of Culture) in the amount of approximately USD 125, 000. A curatorial team formed by professionals from different regions of the country composed the festival program, which presented the work of more than forty artists and art collectives.
Visual Arts Department – Walker Art Center seeks applicants for their prestigious Curatorial Fellowship for Diversity in the Arts.
This two-year fellowship (starting June 2013 through June 2014) supports the Walker’s goal to encourage greater diversity within the museum field. The fellowship has been offered continually since the early 1990’s. Our fellowship alum now play prominent roles within many museums throughout the world. In our terms, diversity refers to a wide spectrum of people of color, people with disabilities, age, gender and other classifications. Qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or studies are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline: February, 22
Telefónica I+D y LABoral lanzan la 2ª convocatoria para una residencia que desarrolle un proyecto de arte y nuevas tecnologías
‘Next Things 2013 – Next Space’ busca la producción de una propuesta referida a la apropiación del espacio público relacionada con los medios locativos
Telefónica I+D, empresa de investigación, desarrollo e innovación del Grupo Telefónica, y LABoral han lanzado la convocatoria conjunta Next Things 2013 – Next Space, el Segundo Desafío Global de Arte y Tecnología. El objetivo de este llamamiento es unir arte y tecnología, artistas y tecnologías, y dar rienda suelta al enorme potencial que entraña la mezcla de la creatividad y la visión de los artistas con las poderosas tecnologías de hardware abierto.
International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management
Deusto Business School (University of Deusto, Spain), NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development (New York University, New York), and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Bilbao, Spain) present an International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management.
The International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management combines advanced business theory and techniques together with the latest concepts and global trends in visual arts management and administration to provide a rigorous, engaging educational program for experienced professionals in the visual arts or related arts fields.
PCA Summer Creative Residency – An Exchange Between Artists and Designers – June 17–July 26, 2013
Paris College of Art
14, rue Letellier, 75015 Paris France
Emerging artists are invited to consider how their practice could be developed within the structure of a six-week residency in Paris. The residency’s aim is to enhance the individual’s independent practice by providing them with the space, guidance, and resources necessary to fully investigate a defined project. Residents work from a large communal studio; in addition, they have access to the ceramics, welding, woodworking and mold-making workshops, photography studio and darkroom, printmaking facility, fashion atelier and computer lab. Visiting professional artists, designers, curators, and writers engage with residents via lectures, critiques, and workshops. Visits to museums, contemporary exhibitions and cultural spaces in and around Paris will be organized to complement and enrich residents’ creative development.
CSAV – Artists Research Laboratory is a project where dialogue and exchange among artists of different generations and nationalities stand at the heart of a unique artistic and learning experience. The lab is open to fifteen young artists of all nationalities, selected among the applicants by a jury. The programme lasts twenty-four days during which the participants attend a daily workshop activity and theoretical seminars run by the invited artist, the director, the curators and guest lecturers, as well as conferences held by artists, critics and experts of other disciplines.
The 19th edition of the laboratory, titled Meaning of Things, will be held in Como from the 5th to the 29th of July 2013. American artist Matt Mullican will be leading the workshop.
SDG (Sámi Center for Contemporary Art) announces the Iver Jåks Artist-In-Residency Program 2013. Named after the late Sami artist Iver Jåks, this international artist-in-residence program offers a two months residency in Karasjok, Norway.
Sámi Center of Contemporary Art
Jeagilvármadii 54 – 9730 Karasjok, Norway
Iver Jåks Artist-In-Residency Program – The residency includes accommodation, access to an artist studio, a stipend for living expenses and production costs, and travel costs covered to and fro.
Please send an application letter, an updated curriculum vitae and a selected digital portfolio (maximum 50 MB of files) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are accepted until 23.59, GMT+1, 10th of March, 2013.
Conditions for Iver Jåks Artist-In-Residency Program 2013
1. Professional visual artists are eligible to apply for Iver Jåks Residency Program
2. Iver Jåks Residency Program offers a residency period for up to two months (minimum 1 month) in Karasjok, Norway.
3. Iver Jåks Residency Program includes a stipend of 20000 NOK, accommodation, access to studio/atelier, as well as travel expenses for the artist. The stipend covers living expenses as well as production costs. Further production costs are negotiable.
4. Available residency period for 2013 is 1st of June to 31st of October.
5. The application must include application letter, curriculum vitae and a digital portfolio. Applications are only received digitally. Send your application to email@example.com.
6. Deadline is at 23.59, March 10, 2013.
7. The selection of residency artist will be carried out during March and first part of April. The results are expected to be announce by mid-April. The artistic advisory board at Sami Center for Contemporary Art will make the selection. Quality of artistic practice is the exclusive selection criteria. Choice of artist will not be motivated or justified, and cannot be questioned. Sami Center for Contemporary Art administers the residency program and is the host during the residency period.
8. The combined apartment and atelier at the Iver Jåks house in Karasjok will function as living and working space for the artist-in-residence.
9. A contract between selected artist and Sámi Center for Contemporary Art will be organized, detailing residency conditions.
10. For more information: Write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +47 902
White Cube Mason’s Yard, Courtesy White Cube.
Call for entries: Open Cube
Curated by Adriano Pedrosa, White Cube Mason’s Yard, London 2013
Application deadline: 28 February 2013
White Cube Mason’s Yard
25–26 Mason’s Yard London SW1Y 6BU
Leading contemporary art gallery White Cube has invited São Paulo-based curator Adriano Pedrosa to curate an exhibition at their Mason’s Yard gallery, London, in July 2013.
Pedrosa’s project, titled Open Cube, will attempt to infiltrate the hierarchies of the gallery system by inviting any interested artists to submit works to be included in the exhibition. By opening up the selection process, Pedrosa wishes to unsettle the system of gallery practices, initiating a dialogue with artists that might not have access to this network.
Shortlisted artists must be available for interviews in London with Adriano Pedrosa in March and April.
A comprehensive catalogue with texts by Pedrosa will accompany the exhibition.
Raqs Media Collective, There Has Been a Change of Plan, 2006
MeLa* European Museums in an age of migrations é um programa de pesquisa com duração de quatro anos, fundado pela Comissão Européia sob a tutela do Programa de Ciências Sócio-econômicas e Humanidades (FP7th). MeLa* é um programa interdisciplinar que reflete sobre o papel dos novos museus nas sociedades globalizadas, caracterizadas pela migração contínua de pessoas e idéias. O objetivo desta plataforma é definir outras estratétigas de documentação, arquivamento, conservação, comunicação, etc, para as instituições artísticas e culturais contemporâneas, partindo de, principalmente, experiências européias.
Esta plataforma de pesquisa traz temas políticos, econômicos, sociais e estratégicos na discussão de possibilidades de gestão cultural educativa, desde uma experiência muito distinta e distante da realidade defasada da maioria das instituições culturais do Brasil. Porém, apesar dos contextos tão distintos, esta é uma rica fonte para compreender melhor o papel do museu contemporâneo de acordo com a dinâmica das cidades e de seus fluxos sociais e históricos.
O programa se divide em 6 linhas de pesquisa onde são agrupados assuntos de acordo com distintas abordagens teóricas, críticas, históricas e práticas.