Remco de Blaaij Wednesday, February 12, 2014 78:30pm The James Gallery CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016 Remco de Blaaij (b. The Netherlands), is a Glasgow-based curator, who recently conducted research about women activist practices in the countries of Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Suriname. This past fall, de Blaaij visited local artists, art institutions, and non-profit organizations such as EspIRA in Nicaragua and Ciudad de la Imaginacion in Guatemala; and conducted research at Nola Hatterman School in Suriname; as well as interviewed local art historians and curators. For de Blaaijs Curators Perspective talk, he will speak on the wealth of artistic practices in this region, and the social and economic context in which art is produced. De Blaaij is the second recipient of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. The award supports a contemporary art curator based anywhere in the world to travel to Central America and the Caribbean to conduct research about art and cultural activities in the region. This event is organized in collaboration with The Graduate Center, CUNY. This event is free and open to the public. To attend please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with REMCO in the subject line.
The Curators Perspective is a free, itinerant public discussion series ICI developed as a way for international curators to share their research and experiences with audiences in New York. These talks provide ICI the opportunity to assemble documentation on and disseminate information about a wide variety of international perspectives on art today. In 2014, audiences will hear perspectives on art, culture, and exhibition-making from curators based in Seoul, Doha, Utrecht, and Glasgow. Practitioners will talk about what theyre most interested in at the moment, including the artists and the sociopolitical contexts that are shaping practices now. The Curators Perspective series has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI Access Fund. Thank you to The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros for their generous support of this fellowship. CPPC works to increase the understanding and awareness of Latin Americas contributions to the history of art and ideas, and to support innovation, education, and research in the field of Latin American art.