…TO STAND ON THE MEETING OF TWO ETERNITIES, THE PAST AND FUTURE, WHICH IS PRECISELY THE PRESENT MOMENT
Artistic interventions and public program on art as a form of knowledge and the intersection between art and other forms of knowing
June 1st – 8th 2013
Stefan Benchoam, Maria Fernanda Carlos, Alfredo Ceibal, Federico Herrero, David Marín, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Lourdes de la Riva, Diana de Solares, Daniel Steegmann Mangrane, Vivian Sutter, Pablo Swezey
…to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment is an artist residency where a group of artists were invited to produce interventions in the space of Concepcion41 in relation to the idea of art as a form of knowledge and its relationship with other fields of knowing, particularly the sciences. In contrast to the dominant trends – widely prevalent in Guatemala and the region – that conceive of art merely as a means of expressing or belonging exclusively to the realm of intuition, …to stand on the meeting[…] sought to inquire into the methods in which knowledge is produced within art and other disciplines (other species, even), and to strengthen the mechanisms of support and exchange of information between them.
The residency took place as a week-long stay in La Antigua, Guatemala during which time the artists produced interventions, performances, séances, and other events and concluded with an informal seminar in which artists and scientists discussed the ideas that informed the project.