“Hyper Local” brings together curators from around the world to discuss their practice and analyze current developments in cultural programming. In recent years, artists and curators have been increasingly exploring their own local histories – cultural, political, personal, and communal – in order to question prevailing hegemonic narratives. Inga Lāce, Curator at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga, Renan Laru-an, Public Engagement and Artistic Formation Coordinator at the Philippine Contemporary Art Network in Manila, and Karni Barzilay, Curator of Kav 16 Community Gallery for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, will share ways in which they have incorporated multiple perspectives into their work. Referencing their own recent curatorial projects, the speakers will address questions such as: What is the responsibility of cultural institutions to the communities in which they reside? How do cultural institutions make themselves relevant, accessible, and responsive to the various communities that they work with, and what are the challenges? Who are we talking about when we say community? The roundtable is moderated by Udi Edelman, Curator and Director of the Institute for Public Presence, the Israeli Center for Digital Art in Holon (Israel).
The event will be held in English and it is supported by Artis.
Tamar Nissim and Tal Eliezer Rosen
Nimby #7, 2017
Courtesy of the artists
Roundtable | Case in Point: Hyper Local
June 19, 2019