The symposium THE OTHER Dialogues is curated by Empathy & Risk and LOOKING FORWARD. It is builded in partnership with IBERO and takes place online (Zoom) over two sessions on June 9 and 16.
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The symposium is part of the Empathy & Risk Dialogue series. Since 2017, these have been convened as multi-national conversations between policy-makers, artists and activists, exploring the contradictory versions of ‘truth’ that may lead progressively towards conflict.
THE OTHER Dialogues draw from the exhibition Dear Aliens, We Are Ready at ICBC Tecate, curated by Thomas Vann Altheimer. The conversations will explore the limitation of understanding that can be reinforced through distance.
Each artist/academic involved in the exhibition and in the Dialogues has developed hypotheses for the application of their own local experience, knowledge and mediated understanding to issues of common concern that are perceived to be of particular relevance to the Baja California region.
THE OTHER Dialogues: Nationalism
9th June 11am PST
This conversation brings contemporary visual art practices into the geopolitical framework that defines the dichotomic relations deeply ingrained in discourses of powers.
In the past 18 months, the pandemic has revealed new narratives of local solidarity and international exclusion. Within a context of arguments of safety and responsibility co-existing with populist isolationism and self-interest, there is a compelling need to reflect on nationalism and its new and historic rationales.
Speakers: David Cotterrell, Olga Margarita Dávila, Norma Iglesias Prieto, Gro Sarauw
THE OTHER Dialogues: Distance
16th June 11am PST
The starting point for this session is the observation of how, during the pandemic, we have assisted an amplification of the concept of distance and proximity, making even more visible the tension at the edge of two economic zones. Migration, transmission, and translation are all experiences of mediations between contexts and identities that can trigger either resistance or understanding. How can we critically question our experience of the others’ contexts and establish informed methodologies of collaboration among diversity?
Speakers: Ingrid Hernandez, Fiamma Montezemolo, Marlene Solis, Thomas Vann Altheimer
Both sessions are chaired by Carolina Lio