Monday, October 31, 3:30 PM
Visual Arts Presentation Lab, SME 149, UC San Diego

In this talk, curator Jorge Fernández Torres will reflect on the 12th Bienal de La Habana, which took place between May 22 and June 21, 2015. He will discuss the curators' strategies for problematizing macro-exhibitions and the normative roles of art institutions, such as by commissioning site-specific works that fostered spaces of cross-disciplinary exchange. Fernández Torres will address the challenges of curating collaborative experiences, moving from object-based works towards context-driven practices, and incorporating micro-politics and micro-publics into curatorial practice.

Fernández Torres is the current director of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Cuba, and director of the 11th and 12th iterations of the Bienal de La Habana. His talk will be followed by a conversation with the audience.

Organized by Paloma Checa-Gismero with the generous support of the Visual Arts department, FIELD, the Institute for Arts and Humanities, and the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies at UCSD.