Program 2017

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

July 3 – August 24, 2017

SOMA Summer 2017 will focus on notions of authority as they pertain to artistic encounters in a world that seems to have an increasingly difficult time embracing difference. In seminars, we will analyze the alterity of the queer body and the new order that it established, the performing strategies of artists through self-authorization and legal fictions, as well as the relevance of the term “authority” in political science. We will look closely at the writing of Theodor W. Adorno and Giorgio Agamben. Seminars and lectures will be led by Eduardo Abaroa, Sam Durant, Anthony Graves, Lauren Haaften-Schick, Carla Herrera-Prats, and Susana Vargas, among other guests.

 

WEEK 01 — July 03 to July 06

Monday July 3
5:00 to 9:00 pm - Introduction, part 1: Participants will give 15-minute presentations about their work. Group discussion will address the social, political, and aesthetic implications raised by each piece.

Tuesday July 04
5:00 to 9:00 pm - Introduction, part 2: Participants will give 15-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 05
8:30 to 10:30 pm - Miércoles de SOMA, Ricardo Dominguez and Amy Sara Carroll

Thursday July 06
10:00 to 12:00 pm - Visit to the studio of: Yoshua Okón
1:00 to 7:00 pm - Individual critiques with:  Eduardo Abaroa, Ricardo Alzati, Magnolia de la Garza, Ricardo Dominguez, Nate Harrison, Carla Herrera-Prats, Yoshua Okón, Amy Sarah Carroll, Joaquín Segura, and Pablo Vargas-Lugo

 

WEEK 02 — July 10 to July 13

Monday July 10
4:00 to 7:00 pm - Seminar with Sam Durant

Tuesday July 11
4:00 to 7:00 pm - Seminar with Sam Durant

Wednesday July 13
12:00 to 3:00 pm - Group critique
4:00 to 7:00 pm - Seminar with Sam Durant
8:30 to 10:30 pm - Miércoles de SOMA, lecture by Sam Durant

Thursday July 13 
10:00 to 12:00 - Visit to the studio of: Tercerunquinto
1:00 to 7:00 pm - Individual critiques with: Magalí Arriola, Tania Candiani, Sam Durant, Irmgard Emmelhainz, Carla Herrera-Prats, Graciela Kasep, Esteban King, Barbara Perea, Tecerunquinto

 

WEEK 03 — July 17 to July 20

Monday July 17
4:00 to 7:00 pm - Site-specific workshop with Eduardo Abaroa
Off-site 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.

Tuesday July 18
4:00 to 7:00 pm - Site-specific workshop with Eduardo Abaroa

Wednesday July 19
4:00 to 7:00 pm - Site-specific workshop with Eduardo Abaroa
8:30 to 10:30 pm- Miércoles de SOMA, Lecture by Eduardo Abaroa

Thursday July 20
10:00 to 12:00 - Visit to the studio of: Enrique Jezik
1:00 to 7:00 pm - Individual critiques with: Mónica Amieva, Irving Dominguez, Carla Herrera-Prats, Fabiola Iza, Enrique Jezik, Alejandra Labastida, Daniela Pérez, and Itala Scmelz

 

WEEK 04 — July 24 to July 27

Monday July 24
4:00 to 7:00 pm - Seminar with Susana Vargas

Tuesday July 25
4:00 to 7:00 pm - Seminar with Susana Vargas

Wednesday July 26
12:00 to 3:00 pm - Special Session with Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere
4:00 to 7:00 pm - Seminar with Susana Vargas
8:30 to 10:30 pm- Miércoles de SOMA, Lecture by Sara Nadal-Melsio

Thursday July 27
10:00 to 12:00 - Visit to the studio of: Joaquín Segura
1:00 to 7:00 pm - Individual critiques with: Tatiana Cuevas, Mariana David, Sol Henaro, Carla Herrera-Prats, Patrick Killoran, Sara Nadal-Melsio, Angel Nevarez, Victor Palacios, Valerie Tevere, Susana Vargas and Pablo Vargas-Lugo

 

WEEK 05 — July 31 to August 04

Visits to museums and specific sites for this summer’s topic.
The full list will be available shortly.

Wednesday August 03
8:30 - 10:30 pm - Miércoles de SOMA, lecture by Kymberly Pinder

WEEK 06 — August 07 to August 10

Monday August 07
4:00 to 7:00 pm - Seminar with Anthony Graves and Lauren Haaften-Schick

Tuesday August 08
12:00 to 2:00 pm - Special Session with Camel Collective
4:00 to 7:00 pm - Seminar with Susana Vargas

Wednesday August 09
12:00 to 3:00 pm - Group critique  
4:00 to 7:00 pm - Seminar with Anthony Graves and Lauren Haaften-Schick
8:30 to 10:30 pm- Miércoles de SOMA, Lecture by ILauren Haaften-Schick

Thursday August 10
10:00 to 12:00 - Visit to the studio of Minerva Cuevas
1:00 to 7:00 pm - Individual critiques with: Eduardo Abaroa, Ricardo Alzati, Minerva Cuevas, Anthony Graves, Lauren Haaften-Schick, Nate Harrison, Carla Herrera-Prats, Paola Santoscoy, Joaquín Segura and Pablo Vargas-Lugo

WEEK 07 — August 14 to August 17

Monday August 14
4:00 to 7:00 pm - Special session with Mono Schwarz-Kogelnik

Tuesday August 15
4:00 to 7:00 pm - Special session with Dorothée Dupuis

Wednesday August 16
12:00 to 3:00 pm - Group critique  
4:00 to 7:00 pm - Special session with Faye Hirsch
8:30 to 10:30 pm- Miércoles de SOMA, Lecture by Faye Hirsch

Thursday August 17
10:00 to 12:00 - Visit to the studio of Tania Candiani
1:00 to 7:00 pm - Individual critiques with: Tania Candiani, Tatiana Cuevas, Dorothée Dupuis, Carla Herrera-Prats, Pedro Ortiz Antoranz, Víctor Palacios, and Mono Schwarz-Kogelnik

 

WEEK 08 — August 21 to August 24

Monday August 21
Preparation for closing session

Tuesday August 22
Preparation for closing session

Wednesday August 23
8:30 to 10:30 pm - Miércoles de SOMA, closing session 

Thursday August 24
12:00 to 3:00 pm - Reconsideration (final crit) with: with: Ricardo Alzati, Eduardo Abaroa, Nate Harrison, Carla Herrera-Prats, Yoshua Okón, Joaquín Segura and Pablo Vargas-Lugo

 

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