10 Mar 2019
11:00 - 16:00
On the occasion of the exhibition HERE/NOW, curated by Carolina Ponce de León at Framer Framed and Beautiful Distress House in Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum hosts a symposium examining artist responses to the social and political climate in Colombia, where an armed conflict has taken place over the past 60 years.
The symposium will also seek to frame local questions into the larger framework of art and social engagement, for example:
– What are the different interpretations of ‘engaged’ art?
– How do artists approach the experience of fear?
– Can art function as the catalyst of effective social change?
– What is the role of the researcher and curator in this context?
- Social and political transitions in Colombia
- 11 AM-11.40 AM
- Presentation of HERE/NOW, followed by short lecture on ‘Art and the armed conflict in Colombia’ by Carolina Ponce de León
- 11.40 AM- 12 AM
- 12 AM-12.40 PM
- ‘Violentology: A Manual of the Armed Conflict in Colombia’ by Stephen Ferry
- 12.40 PM-1 PM
Artist panel: Art and social conflict in Colombia
2 PM-3.30 PM
Artist panel: ‘Here/Now: Art in Colombia in times of social conflict’ with artists: Andrea Acosta (TBC), Stephen Ferry, Luis Fernando Roldán and Ana María Rueda. Moderator: Carolina Ponce de León
Carolina Ponce de León, HERE/NOW curator
Carolina Ponce de León, an independent curator based in Bogotá, Colombia, has served as the Visual Arts Advisor at the Ministry of Culture in Colombia; director of Visual Arts at the Banco de la República, Bogotá; curator of the Museo del Barrio in New York; and Artistic Director of the Galería de la Raza in San Francisco, California.
Carolina Ponce de León will present an introduction to the content of HERE/NOW and an explanation of how Colombians artists relate to the above-mentioned topics during the conflict of 61 years.
Stephen Ferry / Ojo Rojo Fábrica Visual, curator of documentary photography component, with Carolina Ponce de León
Stephen Ferry, a non-fiction photographer and journalist, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and based in Bogotá since 1999, has traveled since the late 1980s to dozens of countries, covering social and political change, human rights, and the environment. He has contributed to the New York Times, GEO, TIME, National Geographic and many other publications. He also works as a visual investigator with Human Rights Watch.
Stephen Ferry will present an introduction to the conflict in Colombia and an explanation of the role of photojournalism by presenting and explaining his book Violentology: A Manual of the Armed Conflict in Colombia, an investigation he carried out over a twelve-year period.
Entry: Museum ticket + €3, tickets through Stedelijk Museum website.
Location: Teijin Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Read more on the exhibition HERE/NOW, opening on 7 March, 17:00 at Framer Framed. On view at Framer Framed and Beautiful Distress House.
Photography / Colombia / Global Art History / Migration / Political Climate /