- The Uses of Art. L’internationale is a network within the museum field; facilitating its development as a new form of cultural confederation where collections, artistic research, technology and public access can be shared across member institutions. From November 2014 onwards, the Van AbbeMuseum (Eindhoven) will held L’internationale’s upcoming exhibition, which will offer a 19th century perspective through which to zoom in on the formation and decay of modern art together with its parallel development in the modern ‘republican’ state. As a Research assistant in the Van Abbemuseum, I am collaborating in the configuration of a display able to show studies centered in the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Spain, the Balkans (including Greece) and Turkey over the period. The exhibition will include both new commissions and extensive use of L’Internationale’s collective collections and networks.
- Arts Collaborative is a platform for transnational exchange and cooperation made up of over 20 arts organizations from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The mission of Arts Collaboratory is to promote collaborative, inventive, and open visual arts practices that are socially engaging and transformative. As a Research assistant in CASCO (Utrecht), I am following the development of a broad array of art projects that bring to the fore new approaches, thoughts, and realities in engaging with their respective local contexts, if not intervening in the status quo. Arts Collaboratory is understood as a long-term ongoing research-platform where these communities meet, enabling the sharing of knowledge across regions, borders, and languages, based on a common ground consisting of an affirmative approach towards a more egalitarian, sustainable, and joyous world.
- The Art and Autonomy Reader is the upcoming book edited by Sven Lütticken, meant to be published, in December 2014, by Afterall. The Reader is going to be part of the Autonomy Project, which is a network of art and academic institutions that began in 2010. The Autonomy Project seeks to facilitate a number of events to put the problem and practice of autonomy back on the agenda in a time in which the cultural and the intellectual landscape is being remodeled according to the ruling politico-economical ideology. After finishing my research study A Revolution is not a bed of Roses, Lütticken asked me to collaborate with him, and the other Autonomy Project colleagues, on the configuration of the Chapter 4 of the Reader. In it, I am trying to incorporate some of the results of my research, focusing on the notion of Autonomy and Socially engaged Art in Latin American Art practices and contexts.
Film Still, Bouchra Khalili, Mother Tongue, 2012. Khalili’s film is part of the exhibition ‘Positions’ which has just opened at the Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven).