Postponed - The Curatorial Imagination
Tuesday March 24 th, 7 pm. La Capella Auditorium
Free entrance. Limited places
The Curatorial Imagination addresses the production of ideas, mental images, concepts, and dreams, in the realm of visual arts display. What kind of production are we talking about when we speak about the Imagination in such a specific field as the sphere of exhibition making, where multiple forms of creativity overlap and where hospitality, negotiation, mediation, and budget are generally the defining factors? How can we imagine new collective gestures, ephemeral communities of things, and previously unseen uses of institutional spaces? How can feminist, post-colonial, and critical impulses reshape the way we produce mental matter? Several curators will respond to these questions, or variations thereof, and will speak about their practice in this program comprising public lectures and intensive workshops organized by Eina/Idea in collaboration with La Virreina Centre de la Image, Barcelona.
Yasmil Raymond has been recently appointed Rector of the Städelschule and Director of Portikus, Frankfurt am Main. Born in Puerto Rico and trained at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Raymond worked until 2019 as Associate Curator at MoMA, New York, where she organized major commissions with the artists Goshka Macuga, Yoko Ono, Philippe Parreno, and Haim Steinbach, among other key figures. She was previously Curator at Dia Art Foundation, New York, where she oversaw such major exhibitions and specific projects as Allora & Calzadilla: Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos), Thomas Hirschhorn: Gramsci Monument, and Jean-Luc Moulène: Opus + One, among many others. Previously she worked as Associate Curator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Her academic trajectory includes extensive guest-lecturing and teaching at such prestigious schools as the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, and De Appel, Amsterdam.
Eina/Idea is a project launched by Fundació EINA to bring art and design education beyond its known academic and commercial comfort zones. Eina/Idea is conceived as a critical supplement, a machine for aesthetic reflection in permanent exhibition drive, a programming platform, and a cognitive accelerator. In close collaboration with EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art, and its partner the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, but also outside of academia, Eina/Idea operates through research cells called cabinets—conceptually unique workspaces with tactical objectives defined according to their guest agents.