Theory — 10 Mar 2019
- museum ticket + 3 EU
- Teijin Auditorium
- 10 Mar, 11 am until 1 pm
10 Mar, 2 pm until 4 pm
- Main language
*ticket is valid for both the morning and afternoon session.
- Social and political transitions in Colombia
- Artist panel: Art and social conflict in Colombia
The debate will also seek to frame local questions into the larger framework of art and social engagement, for example:
- What are the different interpretations of ‘engaged’ art?
- How do artists approach the experience of fear?
- Can art function as the catalyst of effective social change?
- What is the role of the researcher and curator in this context?
Carolina Ponce de León, Here/Now curator
Carolina Ponce de León, an independent curator based in Bogotá, Colombia, has served as the Visual Arts Advisor at the Ministry of Culture in Colombia; director of Visual Arts at the Banco de la República, Bogotá; curator of the Museo del Barrio in New York; and Artistic Director of the Galería de la Raza in San Francisco, California.
Carolina Ponce de León will present an introduction to the content of Here/Now and an explanation of how Colombians artists relate to the above-mentioned topics during the conflict of 61 years.
Stephen Ferry / Ojo Rojo Fábrica Visual, curator of documentary photography component, with Carolina Ponce de León
Stephen Ferry, a non-fiction photographer and journalist, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and based in Bogotá since 1999, has traveled since the late 1980s to dozens of countries, covering social and political change, human rights, and the environment. He has contributed to the New York Times, GEO, TIME, National Geographic and many other publications. He also works as a visual investigator with Human Rights Watch.
Stephen Ferry will present an introduction to the conflict in Colombia and an explanation of the role of photojournalism by presenting and explaining his book Violentology: A Manual of the Armed Conflict in Colombia, an investigation he carried out over a twelve-year period.
The debate program for Here-Now intends to inspire its visitors and urge them to reflect on the position of the artist and of themselves, within the context of subjects like transition, peace, and freedom. The Here/Now program was initiated by Foundation What art can do in collaboration with Framer Framed.