TALKS

LABORATORIO DE ARTE – Formas de Producción Artística – MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO – MEDELLIN CO
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013


SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS – CASA TRES PATIOS – MEDELLIN CO
Thursday, July 21 – 23, 2011
Tutor Juan Duque – Assistant Sam De Vocht

Participants: José Julian Agudelo – Valentina Canseco – Luis Carlos Naranjo – Mayra Gil Valencia – Carlos Fernando Jaramillo – Jonathan Carvajal -Mònica Marìa Toro – Sebastian Marquez – Yaneth Mesa Martinez – Sara Ramìrez Guerra – Juan S. Moreno – Diana Sierra Mejìa

Globalization rises new questions related to space consciousness and emphasis on the significance of the spatial in this panorama site-specificity is a critical practice framed by phenomenological, institutional and social context. According to Judith Rugg, ‘The increase in international art biennials and commissions that offer a diversity of spaces for the reception and making of art beyond the gallery have provided new geographical and conceptual sites for art and for thinking about relationship to space within an international framework’ (1). Thus in site specific art and in-situ installation art practice, the concept of ‘site’ has been transformed from physical, fixed and grounded place to a fluid and discursive field.

If site specific and in-situ installations are mostly related to the characteristics of specific context and location, how are the temporal and ephemeral condition of these in-situ actions translated into gallery space going beyond the documentation?
How is the specificity of the site contaminated by new layers of information when the art  work is re-placed on a different site? More over, is it possible to develop an installation work that re-territorializes and re-adapts itself every time it is confronted with new site conditions?

Re-positioning is a territorial struggle…
Juan Duque

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