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Curator’s Perspective: Marina Reyes Franco


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Curator’s Perspective: Marina Reyes Franco
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
7–8:30pm
NYU Steinhardt

Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building
34 Stuyvesant Street, off 9th St between 2nd and 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10003
FREE and open to the public


As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curators—Marina Reyes Franco (recipient of the 2017 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean) will present on her research on the visitor economy and cultural tourism.

For her Curator’s Perspective talk, Franco will discuss the cultural impact of tourism and the construction of ideas of paradise as it relates to art, exhibition making, taxes, real estate and the lives of artists and other cultural producers. Though focused on the visits to Trinidad, Panama, The Bahamas, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, the observations are seen from the experience of living and working in Puerto Rico during a period of increased financial and environmental turmoil. Some of the issues discussed are the visitor economy regime, the resignification of post-military spaces for public consumption, the hotel as social space, the concepts of paradise and fiscal paradise and some micropolitics of resistance around the region.

 

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Hosted by the NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions, Visual Arts Administration MA Program.


 


 

The Curator’s Perspective is a free, itinerant public discussion series featuring U.S. and international curators, and developed as a way for audiences in New York to connect with timely information about a wide variety of international perspectives on contemporary art today. The series sheds light on movements and models that are still in formation or have been overlooked. This year, speakers in the series will include curators based in Berlin, Cape Town, Louisville, and San Juan, addressing questions about art, culture, and the exhibitions in which they are most interested, as well as the artists and the socio-political contexts that are shaping curatorial practice now.


The Curator’s Perspective series has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Hartfield Foundation and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI Access Fund. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council.

January 23, 2018

NYU Steinhardt
Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building
34 Stuyvesant Street, off 9th St between 2nd and 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10003

presenter

Marina Reyes Franco

Marina Reyes Franco (b. San Juan, 1984) is an art historian and independent curator living and thinking in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She co-founded La Ene, a museum as critical project which has become mobile after 8 years based in Buenos Aires. Some recent projects include “Watch your step / Mind your head” at ifa Galerie-Berlin; The 2nd Grand Tropical Biennial, co-curated with Pablo León de la Barra, Stefan Benchoam and Radamés “Juni” Figueroa (2016), “A Summer in Puerta de Tierra,” an exhibition and day outing in a San Juan neighborhood in response to the policies of population displacement and tourism focus in the area (2015); “Calibán,” a selection of Puerto Rican contemporary artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Juan (2014) and “Sucursal,” an exhibition of the collection of La Ene, at the Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires, co-curated with Gala Berger, Sofía Dourron and Santiago Villanueva (2014), as well as numerous exhibitions at La Ene while she was director. Research interests include the work of Esteban Valdés, artistic and literary manifestations on the frontier of political action, new museology, and the impact of tourism in cultural production. She received the 2017 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean, and was nominated for ICI’s 2014 Independent Vision Curatorial Award.


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