Image: Yoshua Okón. Miasma, 2016. Installation view at testsite, Austin, TX, USA. October 16 to December 4, 2016.
Yoshua Okón: MIASMA
Thursday, November 10
ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public
Artist Yoshua Okón will speak about his multidimensional, politically engaged practice with ICI’s Renaud Proch and artist Paul Pfeiffer.
Okón will discuss his project, MIASMA (developed with curator Edgar Alejandro Hernandez at the invitation of the speculative, non-profit art space testsite in Austin, Texas), that explores covert operations of cultural infiltration by the United States government in Mexico. He will present some of his ongoing research, including his revisiting of the documents of art critic José Gomez Sicre, director of visual arts at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington D.C. and his relationship with art historian Alfred Barr.
This program is the first in a collaboration between ICI and Denniston Hill‘s Artist Residency program. Okón is currently a 2016 Artist-in-Residence at Denniston Hill, located in the southern Catskills.