Designed as a space for the prospective study of out-of-the-region Latin American art collection practices, the International Seminar â€“coordinated by semiotician and curatorÂ Roc Laseca- seeks to activate divergent reflections on the cultural and territorial behaviors of both institutional and private collections, and the current role of Regionalism in global market.
Amidst the incessant march of a growing number of international institutions that are including specific Latin American areas and departments in their collections (MOMA, NY; Tate, London; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museo del Barrio, Guggenheim Museum, etc.), it takes certain conviction to program a cross-dialogue encounter that may evaluate the Latin American image that is concocted abroad, and, at the same time, may know the present and future role that Miami is developing as a contingent Latin American cultural capital.
LATIN OFF LATINÂ collective and conversational approach allows Miami -especially during the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach week- to reconsider this increasing phenomenon that not only encourages the production of a regional and specific imagery, but it does also build a particular social and political body in each collection.
The Seminar â€“open and free to public- will count on 12 international experts, includingÂ Chus MartÃnez, Chief Curator El Museo del Barrio, NY;Â Pablo LeÃ³n de la Barra, Latin American MAP-UBS Curator Guggenheim, NY;Â Mario CÃ¡der-Frech, art collector;Â Claire Breukel, curator of Central American art, orÂ Alma Ruiz, Senior Curator, MOCA Los Angeles
Medium term, the Seminar aims to systematize the critical discussion on this phenomenon and guarantee the creation of both academic and museographic platforms that are able to evaluate the current Latin American art (including networks and alliances) that take place abroad.
The Seminar is open to public and has activated, as part of its program, theÂ Interlocutors CircleÂ whose members will be named by Centro Cultural EspaÃ±ol and Ideobox Artspace to enrich the conversational approach of the International Seminar and keep closer discursive relationships with the panelists.
The Seminar counts on the special support of Wennett CÃ¡der Foundation and Art Circuits Miami.