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Dialogue on Contemporary Art

Smile, You Are in San Miguel

By Jade Arroyo, photos by Jade Arroyo and Angel Miquel

Talking about art in quantitative terms is difficult. Talking about the business of contemporary art and its borders usually means going into rough land.

To shed light on the subject and contribute to creating a dialogue and a criteria,  the seminar Vocación de epicentro was offered. A working meeting held in La Expendeduría (Insurgentes 66) on November 13 and 14, it deal with various topics related to contemporary art and its context.

The seminar was taught by the art organization Curaduría Forense. It was coordinated by Jorge Sepulveda, curator and art critic, and Guillermina Bustos, artist and independent researcher.

Vocación de epicentro was based on questioning the audience, so that everyone drew their own conclusions by the review of artworks, concepts, and diagrams.

This helped us understand how, why, and what to produce and what our relationship with the community and the art system is. A rich dynamic of debate was created on the contemporary art scene and its multidisciplinary artistic production.

Curatoría Forense coordinators reported feeling very satisfied with the outcome, where participants questioned them and brought different perspectives on the table. Vocación de epicentro was part of the Latin American tour by the art group. The seminar was conducted by the non-profit EPPCI Foundation-Collection, La Expendeduría with Curatoría Forense and Red de Gestión Autónomas de Arte Contemporáneo, and the support of Espacio así and Colección ETCI.

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