Never Spoken Again: RoGUe Stories of Science and Collections
Next stop: Fleming Museum of Art
This is a project that seeks to untangle the contested histories of creating modern artistic, anthropological and scientific collections, by means of artistic projects that propose critiques on the museum display as a narrative device, on the procurement of cultural artifacts, and on the monolithic forms of knowledge that enabled current collection practices. It plays with historical fiction to put into question the coloniality and violence of both extractive processes and their ripple effects, while inviting alternative readings of objects and collections through the introduction of interpretations coming from different epistemological traditions.
Never Spoken Again is produced by Independent Curators International and is touring different museums in the US between 2020 and 2025.
Participating artists include: Morehshin Allahyari, Carlos Motta, Michael Rakowitz, Maria Theresa Alves, Alia Farid, Sofia de Grenade.
WHERE YOU LEFT OFF: A COLLABORATION BETWEEEN ARTISTS IN MEXICO AND THE US
Next Stop: Mexico City
This is a curatorial initiative organized as a two-year collaboration between artists in Mexico and the United States. Pairing artists from each side of the border, the project follows, facilitates and displays the experience of exchange and creation between the artists, highlighting the process and softening the hard edges of authorship. Where You Left Off is structured as two consecutive one-year cycles, where the artists collaborate over a few months, and the process of collaboration is open to the public via a series of digital events, screenings and presentations, leading to a physical exhibition at the end of each cycle.
In April and May 2023, the first exhibition was installed at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia, culminating the first year of the collaborations. Later, a series of written curatorial reactions were published as digital expansions on the project’s website. The process will continue for another year, and a final exhibition is planned to take place in Mexico City, in the spring of 2024.
Co-curated with Tally de Orellana
Participating artists include: Sisi Chen, Ulrik Lopez, Yael Eban, Chantal Peñalosa, Lorena Mal, Alex Paik, Aurora Noreña, Aura Arreola.
Museums managed by the National Bank of Colombia in Bogota.
Nuevos Nombres is a national survey of emerging art that takes place every five years in the museums of the Colombian National Bank. In this edition, it took place as a full scale intervention of five museum collections, their architecture, and their digital infrastructure, rupturing the traditional presentation of the small-scale salon format that was traditionally offered to young artists. The project was presented in three cumulative cycles over the course of two years; new artists were introduced in each cycle and were invited to respond, not only to the curatorial prompt, but also to the existing interventions from previous cycles. Many of the works of Nuevos Nombres 2017-2019 were subsequently introduced to the National Bank collection and some remained as permanent interventions.
Participating artists include: Snyder Moreno, Matilde Guerrero, Juan Pablo Pacheco, David Medina, María Leguízamo, Henry Palacio.