Monday, 21 January 2008


What's left...
What remains?

6th International Symposium on Contemporary Art Theory
23 - 26 January, 2008

Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco (CCUT), Ciudad de Mexico
Ricardo Flores Magon 1, Col. Nonoalco - Tlatelolco
T (+52 55) 5597 4061

Director: Ute Meta Bauer

Wednesday, January 23rd
Condesa df Hotel (limited seating)

6:00 pm Evening Screenings

Territories by Isaac Julien
25 min, UK 1984
A Night of Prophecy by Amar Kanwar
77 min, India 2002

Thursday, January 24th
Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco

10:00 am Opening of the Clinics.
Limited seating. Information at

Introduction by Guillermo Santamarina
Clinics Director
Director Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City

Clinic 1
What's left?
Interlocutor: Vangelis Vlahos, Athens
Coordinator: Andrea Ferreyra
Artist and Professor, Mexico City

Clinic 2
Models for participating in culture;
independent and institutional platforms
Interlocutor Lee Weng Choy, Singapore;
Carles Guerra, Barcelona
Coordinator: Jorge Mungui­a
Education Curator, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo,
Mexico City

Clinic 3
Reconsidering "what's left?"
Interlocutor: Gediminas & Nomeda Urbonas, Vilnius Coordinator: Daniel Garza Usabiaga
Professor and Researcher, Mexico City

2:30-3:30 pm Screenings

4:00-4:30 pm Opening and Welcome to SITAC VI

Introduction by Ute Meta Bauer
Director of SITAC VI
Freelance Curator, Berlin and Associate Professor/Director of the Visual Arts Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Panel 1
Theme: What's left?
Moderator: Ute Meta Bauer

SITAC VI takes place at CCUT, the institution commemorating the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre. What's left? not only questions how Neoliberalism affects cultures all over the globe, but asks what'left of the 1968 Student Movement and its impact on society? And what's left of the Gramscian notion of the artist as organic intellectual?

4:30 pm Keynote David Harvey
Geographer and Social Theorist,
The Graduate Center CUNY, New York

5:45 pm Yvonne P. Doderer
Gender Studies and Urban Research, Professor at University of Applied Sciences, Dusseldorf

6:15 pm Oliver Marchart
Political Theory and Media Studies Research, Assistant Professor at the University of Luzern

6:45 pm Santiago Garci­a Navarro
Critic and Independent Curator,
Buenos Aires

Friday January 25th
Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco

10:00 am Clinics

2:30-3:30 pm Screenings

Panel 2
Theme: What's left out?
Moderator: Ery Camara
Curator, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso,
Mexico City

What's left out? focuses on investigations by cultural acteurs and producers, shedding light on what has been hidden, as well as re-evaluating archives, opening closed doors and unwrapping what seems forgotten. What's left out? questions the "authority" of those writing history and engages in how histories can be told differently.

4:00 pm Isaac Julien
Artist and Filmmaker, London

4:30 pm Amar Kanwar
Artist and Filmmaker, New Delhi

5:00 pm Emily Jacir
Artist, Palestine and NYC

6:15 pm Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, Architect Katherine Carl, Curator
Founders of NAO (Normal Architecture Office), and the School
of Missing Studies, Philadelphia

6:45 pm Vangelis Vlahos
Artist, Athens

7:15 pm Carla Fernández
Founder of FLORA, Fashion Designer, Mexico City

Saturday, January 26th
Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco

Panel 3
Theme: What remains (to be done)?
Moderator: Osvaldo Sanchez
Director Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

What is the mandate of cultural 'acteurs' and producers today? What is the role of public art institutions? Whose voice and (his)story do they represent? What remains (to be done)? We suggest the reconstitution of a space for (political?) criticism and public discourse.

10:00 am Keynote John Beverley
Cultural Theorist and Professor
for Latin American Literature,
University of Pittsburgh

11:00 am Carles Guerra
Artist and Curator/Critic, Barcelona

11:30 pm Gediminas and Nomeda Urbonas
Artists, Vilnius

12:45 pm Gabriela Rangel
Curator and Director of Visual Arts
at the Americas Society, NYC

1:15 pm Lee Weng Choy
Curator and Artistic Director
at Substation, Singapore

1:45 pm Joan Jonas
Artist, NYC and Professor of Performance
at M.I.T., Cambridge

Monday, January 28th
Opening of the Exhibition

La Coleccion Jumex : New acquisitions
Curated by Michel Blancsube
Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex

Programa sujeto a cambios
Conferencias en ingles y espanol (interpretacion simultanea disponible)

Program subject to changes
Conference language is Spanish and English (simultaneous translation available)

Comite asesor
Ery Camara
Osvaldo Sanchez
Guillermo Santamarina
Patricia Sloane


Patronato de Arte Contemporaneo
Av. de las Palmas 820, Piso 3
Lomas de Chapultepec
T (+52 55) 5284 0360 ext. 395

Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco
Ricardo Flores Magon 1
Col. Nonoalco - Tlatelolco
T (+52 55) 5597 4061

Museo Rufino Tamayo
Paseo de la Reforma
y Gandhi s/n
Bosque de Chapultepec
T (+52 55) 5553 9375

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