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Pablo José Ramírez: To Think the Impossible


In Situ (2008), Fernando Poyón. Image credit: David Sánchez.


Pablo José Ramírez: To Think the Impossible
(Radical indigenous contemporary art)
Thursday, September 4, 2014
6:30–8pm
ICI Curatorial Hub

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public


Pablo José Ramírez, curator, political theorist and writer based in Guatemala, presents a talk titled “To Think the Impossible (Radical indigenous contemporary art).”


What happens when those deemed unauthorized produce contemporary art? Several artists operate from uncomfortable places of enunciation: they challenge the controlled discourse which attempts to dominate and sanitize certain art productions that speak from twisted places or cultural forms that do not fit in with the idea of the white mestizaje or neoliberal multiculturalism. Artists like Reyes Josué Morales, Benvenuto Chavajay, Javier Calvo, Sandra Monterroso, and Terike Haapoja operate within the limits of modernity; these particular experiences are intersected by community, the political state of art, indigenous cultures, the problem of language, the ritual, and border epistemologies.


In this discussion he will address these approaches by exploring the experiences of projects such as: Estados de Excepción, produced by Ciudad de la Imaginación, the XIX Bienal de Arte Paiz in Guatemala, and The Party of Others by Terike Haapoja. These curatorial projects attempt to think of models for exhibiting that operate at the crossroads of the object of art, the writing of seminal histories, and the material culture of the artist.


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September 4, 2014

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013

presenter

Pablo José Ramírez

Pablo José Ramírez is a curator, art writer and cultural theorist who splits his time between Guatemala and London. He is the Adjunct Curator of First Nations and Indigenous Art at Tate Modern. His work revisits post-colonial societies to consider non-western ontologies, indigeneity, forms of racial occlusion, and sound. He holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2015 he co-curated with Cecilia Fajardo-Hill the 19th Bienal Paiz: Trans-visible. He was a Guest Curator at Parsons/The New School in New York and at the CCA in Glasgow. Ramirez was the recipient of the 2019 Independent Curators International/CPPC Award for Central America and the Caribbean. Among his recent exhibitions are La Medida del Silencio, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, NuMu, Guatemala (2020); The Shores of the World: on communality and interlingual politics, Display, Prague (2018); Guatemala Después, co-curator, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons School of Design, New York (2015); This Might be a Place for Hummingbirds, co-curator, Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (2014). Ramirez is the Editor in Chief and co-founder of Infrasonica.  


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