Image: Design by fliegende Teilchen, Berlin, Magic Block. Magic Studies Presented by Soledad García Saavedra, Brandon LaBelle, and Cecilia Vicuña Wednesday, June 15 6:308pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 FREE and open to the public Curatorial Intensive alumna Soledad García Saavedra, along with artists Brandon LaBelle and Cecilia Vicuña, will lead an open seminar titled Magic Studies. Inspired by the enigmatic and suggestive notions of the haunted and the disappeared, the seminar will examine the powers and poetics of magic. Magic Studies will draw upon works and perspectives from Magic Block (January 18-March 2, 2016), the exhibition and accompanying publication of contemporary Chilean art, curated and edited by García and LaBelle. Central to the seminar is a concern for the ways in which social struggles may find support through practices that rely upon the resonances of bodily performance, indigenous or ancestral beliefs, or forms of the black arts. Using examples of recent Chilean art and poetry, among others, Magic Studies will reveal the complex legacies and related ghostings of particular histories, forgotten or unknown voices, as well as the pathways found through imaginative means that enable acts of resistance and sharing in artistic and curatorial practices. This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with MAGIC in the subject line.