Friday, January 4, 2013

CCP Art Forum on Jan. 10: Can Art be Global?

Press Release:

To kick off the New Year, the Cultural Center of the Philippines carries on with the art forum series in line with the 2012 Thirteen Artists Awards.  It begins with the special lecture titled “Can Art Be Global?” featuring two visiting curators: Kevin Power, Chair of American Literature at the University of Alicante, Spain and Monica Carballas, art writer and freelance curator.  This will be held on 10 January, Thursday, 2 to 4 pm, at the MKP Hall, 4/F CCP Main Theater Building. 

The forum series will continue until February 2013 with the following topics lined up:
January 17, Thursday, 2-4 pm:        Criticism as Art / Art as Criticism

January 24, Thursday, 2-4 pm:        Teaching and mentoring

February 7, Thursday, 2-4 pm:       Contemporary Art Practice: Artist-run
Spaces and Initiatives

February 9, Saturday, 2-4 pm:        Dealing with the Art Market

February 20, Thursday, 2-4 pm:     Photography and New Media

The 13 Artists Awards forum series is made possible with support from the Metrobank Foundation, Inc.   Other sponsors for the 13 Artists Awards exhibit include Canon Philippines, Audiophile, and Krispy Kreme.

For more information and for reservations, please contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division at 832-1125 loc 1504/1505 or 832-3702.  Look for Rica Estrada or Noi Gatarin.

About the Guest Speakers:
Kevin Power is a critic and curator. He is the chair of American Literature at the University of Alicante and former deputy director of the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid. He has curated exhibitions on Julian Schnabel (Carmen, Sevilla), James Lee Byars in Valencia and Granada, Eco: Contemporary Mexican Art (Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid) Políticas de la Diferenica on Latin American contemporary art (MALBA, Buenos Aires, Museum of Contemporary Art in Recife, Brazil), While Cuba Waits (Track 16, L.A.) among many others. He has also authored numerous articles and books such as Poética Activa: La Poesia Norte American pos 60, New Cuban Art: A Critical Anthology; Polke’s Postmodern Strategies; Geometría y Visión: Una Conversación con Pablo Palazuelo etc. 

Mónica Carballas was an exhibition co-ordinator at the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid in 2000-07. She was awarded a fellowship by the Fundación Marcelino Botín for Curatorship in 2007 for her work on Brazilian Experimental Art. She has curated exhibitions such as Experimental Rio: Beyond Art, Poetry and Action, 2010 at Fundación Botín in Santander; Labyrinth of Visibility: Experimental Audiovisual works during Dictatorships for the Trienal de Artes Visuales in Santiago de Chile, 2009; and Activar una historia, that formed part of the program of the Valencia Bienal, 2007. She also co-ordinates the publishing project Pisueña Press, in Spain, that publishes the series White Wine Press.

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