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Departing from the Central American context.... examples from El Salvador, San Salvador

This Saturday 2nd July 2016 at the Garden of the agency studio, we are having Pupusas and Tamarindo drinks from 20h30 and at 21h30 I'll have the pleasure to present two Salvadoran artists Melissa Guevara and Crack Rodriguez Melissa and Crack are going to present some selected works that are as well examples of collaborative practices. Their collaborations have a deep commitment in building and maintaining human infrastructures and productions that could not exist without cooperation, co-reflexion, shared knowledge, constant discussion, constructive critique, mutual development, and in general the support for individual human development as men, as woman and as artists.

The practice of Melissa Guevara involves research field at Mass graves. She has developed a series of forensic procedures that involves the appropriation of human bones that she collects and put under a several process that she calls "dissections". Her methodology of dissecting human material correspond to her position and interest in the transitional aspects of death and the flux of constant transformation of matter itself. Crack Rodriguez was accused of electoral fraud in the last presidential elections in El Salvador 2014, after having performed the action of eating part of the electoral voting ballot. He was released from charges. His practice and his actions, are intrinsically related to the social context and popular culture, from where he builds strong bonds with the public who react and /or engage and often become part of his piece, not as a passive spectator but as a catalyst that activates the social context.

Anne Brand Galvez

Saturday 2nd July

20h30
Pupusas &
Tamarindo drinks

21h30
Collaborative Practices in Central America,
Examples from
El Salvador
with
Melissa Guevara,
Crack Rodriguez
& Anne Brand Galvez


Kanzleistrasse 222
8004 Zurich
in the Garden


More information:
www.melissaguevara.com
www.crackrodriguez.com
www.thefiretheory.org





The "Agency for Spiritual Guest Work in the Service of Visualizing" is a curatorial agency run by artists. Based in Zurich & Guatemala, we develope research into curatorial art practices towards exhibitions and collaborations with cultural producers in different fields.

Committed to experimenting in curating as art practice, with formats and models of re-presenting critical discourses. Socially and also politically engaged curatorial art practices. Implicated in the process of research and production, towards an organic construction of concepts and diapositives.

Currently on-going projects include the Virtual Residency, a pilot digital platform; the Nomadic Center of Contemporary Art, a series of editions of itinerant and ambulatory platforms of exhibitions - research, among other projects.



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The Nomadic Center of Contemporary Art is a catalyst of the social context. A possibility for interactivity and intersubjective encounters. An activator to foster relationships, contribute to decentralisation and promote a space/state in which to question the production of visual arts and contemporary culture. A platform to question how it is organized, interpreted and narrated the history of the present. A potentiality of an alternative narrative. Building possibilities and new contexts, horizons in specific contexts that allows to bring in to analizys and discussions, relevant topics of the contemporary culture.In a contemporary present of globalization, where the networks and structures are not limited by geographies but relations. Build dialogues and contexts thru "walking" to transit realities, as an itinerant research platform.

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The Virtual Residence, active since September 2014, is a digital platform, a project in progress, in its pilot phase through social media. With regular collaborations, one artist per week or duo or collective is invited to have a Virtual Residence with the aim to show- present his/her work in a self/curated exercise. To show process and/or methodologies or works realised in situ for his period at the Virtual Residence. We build an organic system of nomination, that allows to expand the collaborations, dissemination and appreciation of independent contemporary art production.


A r c h i v e:

2015| 07.Jul-13.Jul DAVID ESCOBAR PARRA, CO
2015| 28.Jun-04.Jul EDUARDO MAKOSZAY MAYEN, MX
2015| 31.May-06.Jun JORGE MARIN, CO
2015| 24.May-30.May JASON MENA
2015| 21.May-23.May RAUL MARTINEZ, GT
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2015| 14.Jun-20.Jun DAVID MASSON
2015| 10.Jun-13.Jun ESPERANZA CORTES
2015| 26.Apr-02.May BERNABE AREVALO
2015| 20.Apr-25.Apr MICHAEL PRIBICH
2015| 12.Apr-18.Apr KARIM SALATHE
2015| 29.Mar-04.Apr HELOISE VERDAN
2015| 05.Mar-11.Mar MELISSA GUEVARA, SV
2015| 15.Mar-21.Mar MAURICIO KABISTAN, SV
2015| 22.Mar-28.Mar CRACK RODRIGUEZ, SV
2015| 01.Mar-07.Mar ADRIEN GUILLET
2015| 22.Feb-28.Feb MAURICIO ESQUIVEL, SV
2015| 14.Feb-21.Feb EDER CASTILLO, MX
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2014| 07.Dic-13.Dic JOEL VUILLE
2014| 30.Nov-06.Dic JORGE LINARES, GT
2014| 24.Nov-29.Nov ERNESTO BAUTISTA, SV
2014| 16.Nov-22.Nov URARA TSUCHIYA
2014| 25.Jul-03.Ago ANDREA MARIONI
2014| 26.Oct-01.Nov GALAXIA ROIJAOETT
2014| 12.Oct-18.Oct DOMINGO LEMUS, GT
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The "Agency for Spiritual Guest Work in the Service of Visualizing" is a curatorial agency run by artists. Based in Zurich & Guatemala, we produce research projects towards exhibitions and collaborations with cultural producers in different fields. Committed to experimenting in artistic and curatorial formats, models of presenting critical discourses, socially and also politically engaged art practices. Implicated in the process of research and production, not with a fixed methodology but with a more laissez-faire attitude towards an organic construction of concepts and dispositives. Currently on-going projects include the Virtual Residency, a pilot digital platform; the Nomadic Center of Contemporary Art, a series of editions of itinerant and ambulatory platforms of exhibitions - research, among others.



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Sergio Edelstein
Curator, Founder and Director of The Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Tel Aviv

Tristan Thévenoz
Artist, Geneva




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Entrance thru the garden