CURATORIAL DIALOGS / DIÁLOGOS CURATORIALES
Arte to make community / Arte para hacer comunidad
CUERPOS CONFINADOS / CONFINED BODIES
In the midst of the worldwide situation of compulsory confinement, at the end of March, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Zulia (Maczul) launched an open, plural and multidisciplinary call to participate in the virtual exhibition Cuerpos Confinados, a curatorial project proposed by the artists and researchers María Verónica Machado, Elsy Zavarce and Neydalid Molero, who have already done curatorial work in alliance with the museum on other occasions.
Cuerpos confinados is an exhibition that seeks to establish a plural dialogue, understanding the diversity of experiences in inhabiting space with the body-mind from a body in seclusion and an expanded communicational experience.
The call was answered by more than 80 artists residing in 31 cities in approximately 25 different countries. Some of the participations were done as a collective.
These are the some of the invitations for the galleries / algunas de las invitaciones par las galerias:
2018 Cuerpo en Cuestion
Collective exhibition. Museo de arte contemporáneo del Zulia.
participating as curator and artist.
1999-2014 ENE INVIDENTES, proyecto colectivo de artistas
One night, around 1997, after a few disappointments due to the difficulties to get into a contemporary arts Salons in Caracas, the capital of the country, and the scarcity of places to show contemporary art in our city, Maracaibo, we (Lourdes Peñaranda and myself) envisioned our own project, Ene Incidentes, a collective art project. We developed our conceptual frame with a planned work span for 10 years. For us, the ten years of transition into the new millennium, was like our own manifesto:
ENE, within the mathematics, means: exponent of not determined expressions. INCIDENT, in the terminology used by the law professionals, means: question different from the main subject of the judgment, but related to it, that one treats separately.
Therefore, ene incident is defined as an exponential accumulation of expressions, undetermined actions and heterogeneous authors, related to each other solely by a shared sensitivity that defies and questions the institutional conservationism (Eneincidentes, 1999, p.13).
We ran Eneincidents from 1999 to 2014, even though the country was not the same from the one we lived at the beggining of the project. Ene Incident was the space to envision that new role of the artist, and the art in society. But, by the end, it was also a space of art resistance, a project of the new virtual communities. Because from a project of a group of artists that lived in Maracaibo, it ended with almost more than half of its participants from all over the world.
Ene Incident lasted until 2014, even though it was supposed to end in 2009, because of the extremely difficult situation in the country but, by the end, the 10 editions planned from the beginning where accomplished.