Laura F. Gibellini, Based on True Story 5, 2012, pigmented ink print on paper, 11 x 16.9 in., series of 7
Panel Discussion: Constructing a Place
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Curatorial Hub @ TEMP Art Space
57 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
Conceived as a transdisciplinary discussion, this event is considered as an extension of the dialogue that started in the book by Laura F. Gibellini Construyendo un Lugar / Constructing a Place* (Complutense University of Madrid, 2012) and aims to reflect on the relationship between theory and practice, and to explore the visualization or materialization of such a bond.
Rather than a catalogue or a direct reflection on Gibellini’s work, the book represents a mapping of some fundamental considerations implicit in her artistic practice and grapples with the idea of how ‘places’ emerge in the interstice between ideal and factual gestures. The book focuses on the gap between the conceptualization of a ‘place’ and a place that is practiced, inhabited, performed, used, constructed… ‘Places’ emerge in the practice, in the ‘being there’ performing a gesture that never quite overlaps with the concept that prompted it. At the same time, the performative aspect of the gesture leads to an ongoing process that makes the real place happen elsewhere and appear as fundamentally unattainable –all of which reveals the gap between the mind and the gesture, the theory and the practice.
The panel at TEMP will address such issues, in particular the overlap between projection, practice, and representation. The panelists will rethink the conditions in which certain gestures appear and manifest themselves, and how such gestures convey the knowledge and the understanding of the world we live in. Barbara Adams, Mary Di Lucia, Maria Iñigo Clavo, Steven Henry Madoff, Timon McPhearson, Lize Mogel, Ernesto Pujol, and Damon Rich—fundamental representatives of a variety of disciplines such as writing, ecology, sociology, poetry, performance, art, and cartography—will be sharing their views. The event will be presented by Andrea Hill and is organized and moderated by Laura F. Gibellini.
Please join us following the event for a closing reception of ICI Curatorial Hub at TEMP.
*Construyendo un Lugar / Constructing a Place, Madrid: Complutense University, 2011, includes the significant contributions of the Spanish authors Tonia Raquejo, Menene Gras Balaguer, Jana Leo, Luis Ortega, Maria Iñigo Clavo, Miguel Ángel Hernández-Navarro, and of the American poet Mary Di Lucia. Edited by Seccion Departamental de Historia del Arte, Facultad de Bellas Artes. Palabras de Imagenes Collection. (Download the book here) ©The authors