Aarhus Center for Visual Art
January 29th – 17-19.00 at Godsbanen, Kedlen 2013
Talk – part 1: The Mexican art scene
Eduardo Abaroa (born 1968) will present the audience with a number of central contemporary artists and contextualize their production relative to the performance of the Mexican art scene over the last 20 years. Through the 70s and 80s Abaroa see a marginalization of the Mexican artists, during the 90s they begin to orient themselves towards South America, USA and Europe. In the wake a number of art institutions sprout in Mexico, e.g. Abaroa opens the alternative artist-run exhibition venue Temistocles 44. The developments of the art scene lead to a number of problems that Eduardo Abaroa wishes to discuss with the audience.
Talk – part 2: Concerning his own practice and other Mexican contemporary artists
Abaroa will be presenting works by a number of prominent contemporary artists: Gabriel Orozco, Sofía Táboas, Daniel Guzman, Miguel Calderón, Pablo Vargas Lug, Minerva Cuevas, Fernando Ortega, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Edgardo Aragon and Julieta Aranda.
Eduardo Abaroa graduated as MFA from California Institute of the Arts and as BFA from Escuela Nacional de Artes PLASTICAS (UNAM), Mexico City and works with small sculptures, installations and major site-specific works.
Sculpture/Installation workshop max 12 artists
Instructor: Eduardo Abaroa (Mexico)
Time: February 1st – February 5th, 2013 from 10 AM -5 PM
Location: Godsbanen, Molding workshop etc.
Aarhus Center for Art has invited Eduardo Abaroa in residence at Godsbanen. Eduardo Abaroa is a graduate MFA from California Institute of the Arts and BFA from Escuela Nacional de Artes PLASTICAS (UNAM), Mexico City and works with sculptures, installations and major site-specific works. (See attached file with examples of Eduardo’s production).
Eduardo Abaroa has extensive experience as a teacher, artist, writer and art critic. His workshop will be based around the workshops at Godsbanen, and he will make suggestions on how to apply the different techniques in new ways in order to create an interdisciplinary installation. He will launch a series of sculpture exercises that will reflect the physical, the symbolic and the contextual framework that any production technique entails.
The workshop will therefore help to investigate Godsbanens physical location and significance as a cultural production center. The target audience is the growth layer as well as professional artists. Eduardo Abaroas practice ranges from autonomous sculptures in art institutions to large public site-specific installations. It may appeal to the more traditional sculptor as well as artists who work with social, political and aesthetic interventions. It is the hope of Aabkc that, by bringing these artists together in a unified process led by Abaroa, they will be able to provide new tools in order to reflect and articulate their works, and thus providing them with a means of a greater impact.
Your application to participate in the workshop must include:
1) Explain your motivation – why do you think that the workshop can help to develop your practice
2) A description of your practice
The application must be in English
Deadline for submission of applications is Friday January 29st – 2013.
Submit a single pdf document containing the information listed above.
Please also include: address, phone number and email address.
Payment: 200 kr. (Includes lunch every day.)
The application is assessed by the Aarhus Art Center’s board of directors, which consists of visual artists Kim Grønborg, Birgitte Kristensen, Anja Christensen, Louise Haugaard Jorgensen, Tanja Nellemann Poulsen and Associate Professor Søren Pold and leader of the Aarhus Art Center Anja Raithel.
Questions: Contact Anja Raithel on: email@example.com or phone number 40 12 38 90