Have lunch with renowned geneticist and curator Jorge Villacorta
and hear him speak on the subject of the particularities of cultural spaces in the Andes.
|Monday 14 December|
|Time:||13h00 – 14h30|
|Location:||Mediamatic, Vijzelstraat 68, Amsterdam|
|Organisation:||Prince Claus Fund & Mediamatic|
Jorge Villacorta will be discussing the following (in his words): “The cultural map of South America after the end of colonial rule changed under the influence of contact with the rest of the world. Countries on the Atlantic created powerful links with Europe and contemporary art benefited from the contact with the artistic scenes of different European capitals.
The Andes acted as a dividing line where communication with artistic centers was difficult and less frequent. These countries tended to develop their own isolated scenes, in midst of political and social turmoil. In the 21st Century the barriers have been lowered and the particularities of these spaces have become apparent and attractive.”
The Prince Claus Fund and Mediamatic have invited Jorge Villacorta to speak about his work which combines art and curatorship with science and new media. He will be interviewed by Xander Karstens, curator at De Hallen, Haarlem, followed by an informal lunch where guests will be able to have a chat with Jorge.
If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP before Wednesday December 9th via the following link: http://www.mediamatic.
and go to the red button on top “doe iets”
|Jorge Villacorta is a Peruvian geneticist, art critic and independent curator, whose strong interest in contemporary visual art has developed parallel to his scientific work. He is co-founder and academic director of ATA. He lives in Lima and is currently working in the Tissue Bank, Institute of Child Health.|
|Alta Tecnología Andina (ATA) is a cultural non-governmental, nonprofit organisation, founded with the aim of contributing to the development of new culture based on the use and expansion of electronic media in Peru and Latin America. ATA has started Escuelab, a 11-month advanced residence programme for Latin American artists from the Andean and Central American regions. ATA is a network partner of the Prince Claus Fund.|
|Mediamatic is a cultural institution based in Amsterdam. She is interested in the cultural developments that go hand in hand with new technologies and in new technologies that cause cultural development. Mediamatic organizes exhibitions, salons, lectures, workshops and develops software and art projects, and she used to publish the magazine Mediamatic Off-Line.|
|The Prince Claus Fund actively seeks international cultural collaborations with partners of excellence in spaces of need. The Prince Claus Fund provides immediate cultural rescue as well as support to sustainable cultural processes. It takes initiatives to raise awareness on the importance of culture in everyday life and for development. The Fund works in the spirit of Prince Claus’ belief that one cannot develop people, but people develop themselves. The Prince Claus Fund is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Postcode Lottery.|