How art is produced, circulated and managed in Latin America

How art is produced, circulated and managed in Latin America

They will reflect in Puebla on how art is produced, circulated and managed in Latin America

Guadalajara, Guanajuato and Puebla will be the epicenters of reflection on how art is produced, circulated and managed, as well as the different operation and construction strategies of the different cultural agents in Latin America.

Called Local Art Scenes Mx, the meeting that will bring together audiences, managers, makers, brokers and thinkers of art production in the region will discuss a question: how does art work in local scenes in Mexico?

This questioning is based on the research that the Forensic Curatorship – Latin America network has developed since 2005, investigating work in art in more than 20 countries in Latin America, in which more than 120 local scenes have been mapped.
On this occasion, it is explained in a statement, the network will be based in three Mexican cities where, through public meetings, discussions and residency, they will continue to research and develop a series of methodologies to learn about the local scenes of each region.

The activities of the Local Scenes of Mx Art meeting began on May 24 in Guadalajara, at the headquarters of the Cabañas Museum and the Arroniz Building.

Then, they will continue from this Tuesday, June 28, to Thursday, June 6, as part of a research residency that will be based at the Casino Petrolero and Espacio Cotidiano, a gallery located at the Universidad Iberoamericana de Puebla.

The meeting will conclude in Guanajuato, at the headquarters of Aparato de Arte and the University of Guanajuato, on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8.

The organizers highlight that “local art scenes” is a concept that, together with “autonomous art management, and art and social processes”, allows us to understand how contemporary art is produced, circulated and used in non-hegemonic scenes, that is, unusual art.

“From them we can link others such as associativity, labor rights of art workers, relationships with communities, generation of spaces for dialogue and collaboration, public policies for culture and the arts, curatorial and pedagogical practices, among many others” .

They abound that through these activities, they are convinced of the interest in creating and strengthening work networks between people and organizations dedicated to art in Latin American countries.

Local Scenes of Art, they conclude, is an initiative organized by Curatoría Forense –Latinoamérica, Uberbau_house (São Paulo, Brazil), Casino Petrolero (Puebla, Mexico), and Aparato de Arte (Guanajuato, Mexico). It has the support of the Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, the University of Guanajuato, the Cabañas Museum, VADB – Latin American contemporary art and Affirmative Action.