EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS
A SYMPOSIUM IN THREE ACTS
ACT III - E.M.A.N.C.I.P.A.T.I.O.N.
Date: June 21, 2011, 2 to 8 pm
Location: Auditorium of Argentinean Parliament/Congreso Nacional,
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Public Considerations, a Symposium in Three Acts
is an exercise that presents a double status of existence,
creating a form of the public sphere within the city’s
political scenarios and enabling these scenarios to transform
themselves into mechanisms of investigation.
12 invited projects
round tables distributed throughout the auditorium
1 flag measuring 11x2m, PAINTED during the symposium
hundreds of graphic printed projects
Not Made in China, Iconoclasistas, Laboratorio Audiovisual
Comunitario, La Dársena Platform for Artistic Action
and Thought, Underground Magazine, National Art Institute
(IUNA), Callejero Art Group, Mujeres Públicas, Artes
Visuales con Cristina, La Tribu Collective, Laboratory of
Investigation into Contemporary Artistic Practice (LiPAC,
2010 participants and database group). Flag production: Karina
Granieri and Agustín Blanco. Live music: Horacio López
Percussion Workshop participants and Alejandro Oliva from
Ricardo Rojas Cultural Centre. Moderator: Natalia Rizzo
E.M.A.N.C.I.P.A.T.I.O.N. A flag interrupts the structure
of the auditorium - the representational space of discussion
and debate that favors 'a scene' - to present different points
(tables) of work and debate (including the lobby), multiplying
and distributing the flow through displacements in different
areas of the auditorium and through different subjects. Each
table and each debate is developed autonomously with respect
to the rest, but at the same time establishes bridges for
EDUCATION, TERRITORY, RIGHTS (human, employment, gender, leisure),
INTERNET AND FREE MEDIA, PROPOSALS FOR PUBLIC POLICIES, LOCALIZATION
OF HEGEMONIES, SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR ARTISTS (PENSION, FEES,
HEALTH INSURANCE), NEW MODELS.
This map alters, multiplies and distributes the flow of discussion
and exchange, with total autonomy and simultaneity.
E.M.A.N.C.I.P.A.T.I.O.N. is painted letter by letter in parallel
with the debates, and the percussionists accompany the tone
of the exchanges.
The aim: to map emancipatory processes that allows the public
to think and act independent of the logic of capitalism. What
debates are we obliged to present among ourselves as distinct
representatives of art, counterculture, activism and self-organization?
project produced by LiPac Laboratorio de Investigaciones en
Prácticas Artísticas Contemporáneas
Centro Cultural Rojas – UBA