El Local Club
Sunday, May 11, 2014
In the upstairs Tacombi Lounge
NADA New York
Pier 36 at Basketball City
299 South Street
New York, NY 10002
FREE and open to the public
Independent Curators International (ICI) and NADA in partnership with Beta Local present El Local Club, a conversation about the influences of the Caribbean in artistic practice and production. Taking as a point of departure Radamés “Juni” Figueroa’s Tree House - Club House, 2013, a sculpture/social platform built in the tropical forest of Naguabo, Puerto Rico, Stefan Benchoam (co-director Proyectos Ultravioleta, Ciudad de Guatemala), Pablo Guardiola (co-director Beta Local, San Juan), and Radamés “Juni” Figueroa (artist, San Juan) will discuss generosity as a tool, “tropical” strategies and methodologies, site specificity, networks of influence, and the ways of working in Puerto Rico.
About Beta Local
Beta-Local is a non-profit organization based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, dedicated to supporting and promoting aesthetic thought and practice through various programs:
-La Práctica, a post-academic study and production program, through which Fellows coming from diverse disciplines take a project from concept to production.
-The Harbor: a residency program for visiting international artists, architects, designers and other cultural producers. Visitors to Beta-Local, develop projects, workshops and offer lectures on a variety of subjects related to art and other creative disciplines to the general public and to La Práctica Fellows.
-La Ivan Illich, an open experimental school through which the participating public suggests, requests and creates courses and workshops.
El Local Club has been made possible, in part, by the support of Phaidon.