Program 2016

Schedule
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Participants
Collaborators

July 4 – August 25, 2016

Archive Fever, Jacques Derrida’s book on the power and politics of the archive, describes a perpetual tension between the will to secure documents that inscribe the past and the desire to share or disseminate them, even at the risk of loss. For the French philosopher, the archive is never a question of the past but a possibility of the future. During SOMA Summer 2016, we will focus on the use and production of documents in contemporary art, as way to expand the discussion of the archive that has been seminal in art practices for more than a decade. Along with scheduled lectures and seminars related to this topic, we will visit a number of important archives in Mexico City that will help us shape an image of the artistic scene in Latin America.

WEEK 01 — July 04 to July 07

 

Monday July 4 // 5 - 9 pm
Introduction, part 1: Participants will give 5-minute presentations about their work. Group discussion will address the social, political, and aesthetic implications raised by each piece. Local curators will be invited to attend these presentations.

Tuesday July 5 // 5 - 9 pm
Introduction, part 2: Participants will give 5-minute presentations about their work. Group discussion will address the social, political, and aesthetic implications raised by each piece. Local curators will be invited to attend these presentations.

Wednesday July 6 // 4 - 7 pm
Special Session: Ricardo Dominguez and Amy Sara Carroll
Miércoles de SOMA: Ricardo Dominguez and Amy Sara Carroll

Thursday July 7 // 10 am - 7 pm
Visit to the studio of: Yoshua Okón
Individual critiques with: Eduardo Abaroa, Iñaki Bonillas, Ricardo Dominguez, Nate Harrison, Carla Herrera-Prats, Yoshua Okón, Raúl Ortega Ayala, Amy Sara Carroll, and Joaquín Segura

WEEK 02 — July 11 to July 14

 

Monday July 11 – Wednesday July 13 // 4 – 7 pm
9 hour Seminar with Matthew Buckingham
 

Wednesday July 13 // 8 – 11 pm
Group critique with: Edgar Alejandro Hernández
Miércoles de SOMA: lecture by Matthew Buckingham

Thursday July 14 // 10 am – 7 pm
Visit to the studio of: Lorena Wolffer
Individual critiques with: Matthew Buckingham, Tatiana Cuevas, Willy Kautz, Carla Herrera-Prats, Lorena Wolffer

WEEK 03 — July 18 to July 21

 

Monday July 18 – Wednesday July 21 // 4 – 7 pm
Off sideDF: 9-hour site-specific workshop with Eduardo Abaroa
This workshop will take place in non-academic locations around Mexico City. By getting to know our surroundings and their history, we will reflect and discuss concepts related to site-specificity and the possibilities of art to comment on cultural, political, social and geographical situations.

Wednesday July 20 // 8 – 11 pm
Miércoles de SOMA: lecture by Giacomo Castagnola

Thursday July 21 // 10 am – 7 pm
Visit to the studio of: Virginia Colwell
Individual critiques with: Giacomo Castagnola, Virginia Colwell, Carla Herrera-Prats, Graciela Kasep, Esteban King Alvarez, Bárbara Perea

WEEK 04 — July 25 to July 28

 

Monday July 25 – Wednesday July 27 // 4 – 7 pm
9 hour Seminar with Carlos Amorales

Wednesday July 27 // 8 – 11 pm
Group critique with: Edgar Alejandro Hernández
Miércoles de SOMA: lecture by Carlos Amorales

Thursday July 28 // 10 am – 7 pm
Visit to the studio of: Mario García-Torres
Individual critiques with: Eduardo Abaroa, Carlos Amorales, Magalí Arriola, Iñaki Bonillas, Nate Harrison, Carla Herrera-Prats, Yoshua Okón, Raúl Ortega Ayala, Joaquín Segura

WEEK 05 — August 1 to August 4

 

Monday August 1 // 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Visit the performance archives of: X-Teresa Arte Actual with Curator Sofía Carrillo and Archive Director Maribel Escobar

Tuesday August 2 // 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Visit the anarchist archives of: the Flores-Magón brothers at El Hijo del Ahuizote with Director Diego Flores-Magón

Wednesday August 3 // 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Visit the art archives of: Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo with Curator Sol Henaro
Miércoles de SOMA: TBD 

Thursday August 4 // 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Visit the Juan José Gurrola archive at: House of Gaga with Curator Mauricio Marcín Álvarez and Gallery Director Fernando Mesta

WEEK 06 — August 8 to August 11

 

Monday August 8 – Wednesday 10 // 4 – 7 pm
9 hour Seminar with  Daniel Andújar

Wednesday August 10 // 8 – 11 pm
Group critique with: Edgar Alejandro Hernández
Miércoles de SOMA: lecture by Daniel Andújar

Thursday August 11 // 10 am – 7 pm
Visit to the studio of: Iñaki Bonillas
Individual critiques with: Helena Chávez Mac Gregor, Magnolia De la Garza, Anthony Graves, Irving Dominguez, Carla Herrera-Prats, Víctor Palacios Armendáriz, and Paola Santoscoy 

WEEK 07 — August 15 to August 18

 

Monday August 15 // 4 – 7 pm
Special session with: Dee Williams

Tuesday August 16 // 4 – 7 pm
Special session with: João Enxuto and Erica Love

Wednesday August 17 // 4 – 7 pm and 8
Special session with: Alex Dorfsman
Miércoles de SOMA: lecture by Dee Williams

Thursday August 18 // 10 am – 7 pm
Visit to the studio of: Virginia Colwell
Individual critiques with: João Enxuto, Carla Herrera-Prats, Erica Love, Dee Williams

WEEK 08 — August 22 to August 25

 

Monday August 22 - Tuesday August 23
Preparation for final critique

Wednesday August 24 // 8 – 11 pm
Final critique with: Eduardo Abaroa, Iñaki Bonillas, Nate Harrison, Edgar Alejandro Hernández, Carla Herrera-Prats, and Raúl Ortega Ayala
Miércoles de SOMA: TBD

Thursday August 25 // 8 – 11 pm
Closing session: Reconsideration

Participants 2016

Camilo Barboza
Michael Barraco
Elena Bellatoni
Elisa Bergel Melo
Catarina Bota Leal
Tanya Brodosky
Chloe Courtney
Catherine Czacki
Andrew Davis
Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos
Deanna Erdmann
Mikey Estes
Ashley Fischer
Gabriele Garavaglia
Lara Goldman
Kalium Graves
Shana Hoehn
Rachel James
Kathleen Kohl
Kerry Ann Lee
Arnando Rosales
Vinzenz Meyner
Prima Sakuntabhai
Neil Sanzgiri
Giles Thackway
Amanda Turner
Anthony Warnick 

 

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