Glasgow-based Dutch curator Remco de Blaaij will give a free lecture at the James Gallery on Wednesday the 12th, on his research conducted during his travels in Central America and the Caribbean, funded by CPPC. The lecture is organized by the ICI (Independent Curators International).
His research focused on women activist practices in the countries of Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Suriname. This past fall, de Blaaij visited local artists, art institutions, and non-profit organizations such as EspIRA in Nicaragua and Ciudad de la Imaginacion in Guatemala; and conducted research at Nola Hatterman School in Suriname; as well as interviewed local art historians and curators. For de Blaaij’s Curator’s Perspective talk, he will speak on the wealth of artistic practices in this region, and the social and economic context in which art is produced. De Blaaij is the second recipient of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. The award supports a contemporary art curator based anywhere in the world to travel to Central America and the Caribbean to conduct research about art and cultural activities in the region. De Blaaij was selected from more than 50 applicants from over 20 countries.
De Blaaij has been curator at CCA Glasgow since October 2012. Previously he co-curated Picasso in Palestine whilst working at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2007-12). He worked on the team of Be(com)ing Dutch, a two-year elaborate project in the museum that dealt with residues of globalization, national identity, and immigration. He moved to London in 2011 to conclude his research at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University with the publication too little, too late on border practices of visual culture against the backdrop of Suriname.
Wednesday 12th of February, from 7-8:30 pm.
To attend, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Remco’ in the subject line.
Click here to visit Remco de Blaaij’s blog.