Outskirts: Reflection on current artistic practices found outside the centre

Directed by Cabello/Carceller.

November 27 – 29,
Centro Cultural Montehermoso
-Gasteiz, Spain

A growing part of new modes of art production, presentation and distribution seem to be coming from the fringes. They approach the main discourse but they do not inhabit it. Can we consider this kind of marginalization voluntary? Or is it the result of the still uncompromising nature of a centre that is reluctant to be broken up? Perhaps the problem lies in our apparent inability to think without a reference point, without the existence of this discursive “centre point”. Proposals are increasing in number and their ability to generate creative replies is proving to be endless, but their capacity to influence majority audiences is still limited and is located tangentially to the traditional modes of legitimising artistic proposals. This means they run the risk of exhaustion. Should we eternally re-write ourselves in opposition to a centre? If the proposals stay, where are the limits?

This course gives different agents from the international art scene the possibility of analysing their stances and reflecting on whether it is pertinent to maintain fringe view-points and how this marginalization should be articulated. They will have to imagine what an ideal situation would be like or towards what end they think joint efforts should be made.

BLOCK I: THE STRUCTURAL OUTSKIRTS: ALTERNATIVES TO CERTAIN CANONICAL BEHAVIOUR.
November 27th:
10:30, Presentation of the seminar (Cabello/Carceller)
11:00, Dmitry Vilensky
12:30, Leire Vergara
16:00, Daniel G. Andujar
17:30, Round table with Dmitry Vilensky, Leire Vergara and Daniel G. Andújar. Moderators: Ana Cabbello and Helena Carceller.

BLOCK 2. THE CENTRE BLURS, NEW LIMINAR CONTEXTS.
November 28th
11:00, Vasif Kortun
12:30, Barbara Borcic
16:00, Carlos Garaicoa
17:30, Round table with Vasif Kortun, Barbara Borcic and Carlos Garaicoa. Moderator: Beatriz Herráez.

BLOCK 3. REDEFINIG RELATIONSHIPS.: COMPLEX MAPS.
November 29th
11:00, Eva González-Sancho
12:30, Nuria Enguita Mayo
16:00, Asier Mendizabal
17:30, Round table with Eva González-Sancho,Nuria Enguita Mayo and Asier Mendizabal. Moderators: Cabello/Carceller.

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