MDE15: International Art Encounter of Medellín / Local Stories / Global Practices.
Ottobre 2015–Febbraio 2016.
Il 6, 7 e 8 novembre 2015 inaugurano le attività di MDE15 nel Museo di ANTI-OQUIA, Casa Tres Patios, negli spazi Anfiriones del Eventos e in altre parti della città. Bert Theis, artista in residenza al C3P durante il mese di novembre 2015 nel contesto del progetto MDE15, present: Fight-Specific Isola & Isola Utopia.Con Isola Art Center with Angelo Castucci, Emanuel Balbinot, Paola di Bello, Corrado Foffi, Edna Gee, Isabell Lorey, Nikolay Oleynikov, Dan Perjovschi, Edith Poirier, Daniele Rossi, SerioCollective, Mariette Schiltz, Camilla Topuntoli, Nikola Uzunovski.
Casa Tres Patios, Medellin, Colombia
Inaugurazione 6 Novembre 2015
MDE15: International Art Encounter of Medellín
October 2015–February 2016
Intersecciones entre arte + espacio público + trabajo comunitario + gentrificación + autogestión.
The MDE has been an important platform for exchange between Colombian and international art, organized by the Museo de Antioquia (Medellin, Colombia). It is an event that activates the city’s cultural life every four years and in 2015 arrives to its third edition, after MDE07 and MDE11.
For the 2015 edition, the theme of Local Stories / Global Practices has been conceived to create a space of reflection and engagement with the recent transformation of Medellin since the turn of the millennium. Medellin—considered to be a progressive Latin American city that has implemented innovative programs to stimulate social and urban transformations is part of a larger picture. While change and transformation in the city is real and tangible, the dynamics generated by these changes are particularly complex from an ethical standpoint. We propose to focus on these processes of change through commissioned projects, works of artists and artist collectives as well as other socially oriented initiatives, in order to understand their implications.
MDE15 inserts itself in the social fabric of the city while sharing stories, experiences and practices from elsewhere in the world. The stories that result from observations and from the direct experiences of people in communities often address the coping mechanisms that are required to survive and flourish amid those changes, which often occur at a pace that outstrips the citizens and society’s ability to assimilate them. Changes can illicit psychological, physical and social responses that range from issues of trust and security to economic well-being. It is in this context and in the context of an art world in which the definition of artistic practice is constantly being changed that the MDE15 unfolds.
MDE15 makes visible artistic processes that range from the production of conventional or exhibition work, to the results of community based practices that may not normally be considered suitable for viewing in traditional exhibition venues. One challenge of this curatorial project is to validate both types of practices while recognizing their differences and potential.
MDE15 opens a space for debate that aims at dealing with the unsaid and the less visible aspects of the everyday such as memory, the past and the persistence of structural problems. It also relies on the potential of art to harness the capacity of individual and collective imagination to re-signify complex situations.
Artistic Director: Nydia Gutierrez, Chief Curator, Museo de Antioquia
–Edi Muka, Curator of Public Art Agency, Sweden, former Director of Tirana
Institute of Contemporary Art
–Sharon Lerner, Curator of Contemporary Art, Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru
–Fernando Escobar, independent artist and researcher, Bogota
–Tony Evanko, Director of Casa Tres Patios, alternative art space, Medellin
Our friend and collaborator, artist Oliver Ressler has made some of his films available on his new Youtube channel. He will add a film every week.
His work often explores the power structures within the global economy. Films such as 'Right of Passage' and 'Border Crossing' explore the ideas of migration and the movement of people, and the film 'The Visible and Invisible' look at the movement of commodities and its impact on the global south. ... See MoreSee Less
In these last days of July, we started working on the mural at Isola Pepe Verde. The work celebrates all the people who make this garden possible, and stands as a manifestation that defends green and self-organised spaces in the city.
The work is realised by Edith Poirier and Edna Gee.
A shout out to Sabrina, Marinella, Kathy and Chiara from Isola Pepe Verde, who helped cleaning and preparing the sheet metal before. @ Isola Pepe Verde ... See MoreSee Less
If you are living in Europe fill in this survey for artist Kristina Borg. Her practice focuses on public space and collaborations with communities. She collaborated with Isola Art Center in 2014 with her project La Casa Verde.
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