Latitudes participated in the second part
of 'Produce, Exhibit, Interpret (Strategies and conflicts in today's curatorial practice)' at Matadero Madrid
(25, 26 and 27 September). The first part took place in May 2009 in the MUSAC
of León. It was an international meeting of generationally-linked contemporary art curators designed to foster the creation of social networks among professionals from the sector and draw attention to a range of issues concerning the redefinition of curator practice. See participants' CV's here
Directed by: Tania Pardo (Curator MUSAC
); Manuela Villa (Contents manager, Matadero Madrid
Day 1: Friday 25 September
10.00-10.30h. Coffee-welcome: Agustín Pérez Rubio (Acting director, MUSAC León) and Cristina Conde (Director General for Cultural Projects, Madrid City Council)
10.45-12.00h. Presentation of the symposium and summary of issues covered in León.
Tania Pardo and Manuela Villa
12.30-14.00 h. The curator-artist relationship
Leire Vergara and Latitudes
What is the relationship between curator and artist? What conflicts does the relationship throw up? What code of ethics should a curator follow when working with an artist? Is the curator a promoter of artists?
17.00–18.30 h. Redefining the artistic process and the concept of authorship
Beatriz Herráez (curator, Montehermoso Kulturunea Cultural Centre, Vitoria) and María Bella (curator of Intermediae, Madrid)
The new formats of contemporary art exhibition pose a series of challenges in terms of working dynamics and also question the notion of authorship. We will analyse these challenges and discuss the concept of authorship.
19.00–20.30 h. Panel Discussion. Strategies and conflicts of the 21st-century curator: the generational link
Moderator: Tania Pardo
Speakers: Manuel Segade, Iván López Munuera and Amanda Cuesta
Day 2: Saturday 26 September
10.00–12.00h. The artist as curator, the curator as artist
Manuela Moscoso (independent curator, Madrid) and David Armengol
The curator’s role is increasingly creative and some artists are becoming increasingly involved in curator work. To what can we attribute this change in paradigm? What can a curator-artist contribute? Are we witnessing artists becoming curators and curators becoming artists? Where is the boundary between the two disciplines?
12.30–14.30h. Panel Discussion. Energising and managing projects. Different production modes.
Moderator: Manuela Villa
Speakers: Virginia Torrente, David Arlandis / Javier Marroquí and Álex Brahim
17.00–20.00h. Work in the 'Archive of Madrid Creators': a look at the archive and interviews with artists of potential interest to each curator. Curators will be asked to select in advance from the online Archive a list of artists whom they would like to get to know better.
Day 3: Sunday 27 September
10.00 h–11.30 h. A conflict with transparency: the visibility of the curator and the artist.
Amanda Cuesta and RMS La Asociación
What does an artist expect from a curator? Is there a smooth relationship between the two? Can the artist live without the curator? To what extent should the curator influence the artist? Is the curator an artist enhancer or a squatter in the latter’s work?
12.00–14.00 h. Panel Discussion. Conclusions: Here and Now
Moderator: Beatriz Herráez
Speakers: David Armengol, Manuela Moscoso and Latitudes