Sunday, December 15, 2013

A conversation with Remco de Blaaij

Monday 16 December, 2013, 7 pm, at Alice Yard

Remco de Blaaij is a Glasgow-based curator and the second recipient of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. On Monday 16 December, at 7 pm, he will give an informal talk at Alice Yard on his current research project.

The Cisneros Award supports a contemporary art curator based anywhere in the world to travel to Central America and the Caribbean to research art and cultural activities in the region. De Blaaij recently conducted research about women’s activist practices in Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Suriname. He visited local artists, art institutions, and non-profit organisations such as EspIRA in Nicaragua and Ciudad de la Imaginación in Guatemala, and interviewed local art historians and curators. His project explores how to think about the wealth of artistic practices in this region, and the social and economic context in which art is produced.

All are invited.

About Remco de Blaaij:

Remco de Blaaij has been curator at CCA Glasgow since October 2012. Previously he co-curated Picasso in Palestine while working at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (2007–12). He also worked on the team of Be(com)ing Dutch, a two-year project in the museum that dealt with residues of globalisation, national identity, and immigration. He moved to London in 2011 to conclude his research at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University, with the publication too little, too late, on border practices of visual culture against the backdrop of Suriname.

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