On July 9-17 this year, I will participate in the project directed by Chilean curator Rodolfo Andaur called Managing New Displacements from Geography. This project will take place mainly in Iquique (North of Chile), and part of it will be in Santiago, the capital of the country.
In the last years a series of activities have been developed in the region of Tarapaca to project the articulation of the contemporary art towards an international scale. However, this region does not yet have a place where it is possible to organise exhibitions or to reflect on the practice of various local and foreign artists who have been working in the area.
It is under this context that Managing New Displacements from Geography proposes a new way of articulating artistic discourses through the desert landscapes of the historic region of Tarapaca. Geographically, this region in the north of Chile is part of the Atacama desert. For this reason, the human displacement throughout these remote places has created a platform that re-thinks the creativity of artists, their works and their ways to investigate them facing the desert.
All of the participants of this project will travel through different institutions of the regions with the purpose of creating meetings, conversations and even walks or exploration. In addition, many of these will cross several villages in the region of Tarapaca to revive the work of visual artists, curators and researchers.
My participation in this project is supported by BEKRAF and SAM Fund for Arts and Ecology
Jakarta, June 2018.