Presented by Dorothée Dupuis
Thursday, August 10, 2017
ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public
Dorothée Dupuis is the founder, director, and editor-in-chief of Terremoto magazine, as well as ICI’s 2017 French Institute Fellow and an alumna of the 2017 Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans. She will present on the origins of Terremoto, and the larger context of independent art criticism and journalism.
Created in 2013 in Mexico City, Terremoto is a blog updated daily and a print & online magazine about contemporary art in Latin America and selected parts of the USA. Terremoto is fully bilingual in Spanish and English. Its printed version is available for free in more than 20 countries in both continents through an ingenious peer-to-peer system of distribution. The magazine is also available for sale in selected bookstores in Europe. This fall, Terremoto will launch a new book & catalogue collection.
Terremoto delivers first-hand documentation and challenging art criticism to a fast growing audience of dedicated professionals, art amateurs and students. It is the voice of a new generation of art practitioners interested in forms and aesthetics just as much as theory, literature, and politics, with a strong focus on the local problematics of the Americas.
For this talk at ICI, Dorothée Dupuis will examine the origins of the project, as well as its main conceptual orientations, production, and modes of finance. It will be the occasion to debate about challenging subjects such as the concept of « Pan-America », independent art criticism & journalism, the construction of renewed standards within academic and text-related production, and the rationale to keep making art books in the era of Internet — all in the context of Mexico City, a cosmopolitan center taking an increasingly crucial cultural place within the American art scenes today.
Copies of the latest issue of Terremoto will be available for $5 each.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.