On Tuesday 23 April, 7pm at Spring workshop, curator Inti Guerrero talks about the curatorial work behind a series of acclaimed exhibitions he developed as the Associate Artistic Director of TEOR/éTica, a not-for-profit space, founded in 1999 in Costa Rica.
TEOR/éTica. Re-imagining an institution through curating two case studies on architecture and fascism in the tropics.
The exhibitions featured in this talk & screening night are:
“Edificio Metálico” (included in Artforum’s Best of 2012 issue) is based on a prefabricated building that was shipped from Belgium to Central America in the 19th century. An exhibition where works by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and experimental short films by Syrian director Ossama Mohammed are placed together with manifestations of pop culture, including excerpts from a concert of the White Stripes in an opera house located in the heart of the Amazon.
“Men Amongst the Ruins” departs from a monument of fascist iconography, in which a German eagle meets a Mayan-Aztec pyramid. The show explores the symbolic implications of this structure by addressing the ways in which ideological radicalization is expressed today in various contexts of the world. It presents works by a range of artists including gay cult film director Bruce LaBruce and Hong Kong based Leung Chi Wo.
About Inti Guerrero:
Inti Guerrero is an art critic, curator and traveller. Currently he is the Associate Artistic Director/Curator of TEOR/éTica. As an independent curator he has curated: Kadist. Pathways into a collection at Minsheng Museum in Shanghai; Man Up, Tate Film, Tate modern, London; The City of the Naked Man, Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo; Flying Down to Earth, MARCO, Vigo and FRAC Lorraine, Metz; and Duet for Cannibals, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, 2010. His texts have been published in Afterall, Manifesta Journal, Ramona, ArtNexus, Metropolis M and Nero. He lives in Hong Kong and periodically works in San Jose, Costa Rica.
TEOR/éTica is a non-for-profit space dedicated to artistic and curatorial practices. It is one of the oldest and most active independent art centres in Central America and the Caribbean.Its program include international exhibitions, publications, residencies and symposia.
TEOR/éTica has created an international cultural and theoretical network and has gained recognition for generating new ways of thought.
The Moving Image Archive of Contemporary Art Japan (MIACA Japan), an organization dedicated to the conservation and promotion of moving image art works and artists, started its activity in 2006 in Yokohama, Japan. MIACA organizes exhibitions, temporary video libraries,_and talk events, and lectures by art professionals.