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SITAC VI - 6th International Symposium on Contemporary Art Theory

6th International Symposium on Contemporary Art Theory Direction: Ute Meta Bauer. Workshops: G. Santamarina, 24 - 26 Jan. 2008, Mexico-City
Jan 2008

The 6th edition of SITAC, with the title "Lo que nos queda / What's left…, what remains?" will take place from 24 to 26 January 2008 at the Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco in Mexico City.

This year, the SITAC is under the direction of Ute Meta Bauer, independent curator (Berlin) and director of the Visual Arts Program of 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?

Panel 2
Theme: What's left out?
Moderator: Ery Camara
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.

Panel 3
Theme: What remains (to be done)?
Moderator: Osvaldo Sánchez
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.


John Beverley (USA), Lee Weng Choy (Singapore), Yvonne P. Doderer (Germany), Okwui Enwezor* (USA), Carles Guerra (Spain), David Harvey (USA), Isaac Julien (UK), Amar Kanwar (India), Oliver Marchart (Austria/Switzerland), Gabriela Rangel (Venezuela/USA), Gediminas and Nomeda Urbonas (Lithuania), Vangelis Vlahos (Greece), Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss (Serbia/USA), Katherine Carl (USA), Santiago García Navarro (Argentina), Emily Jacir (Palestine/USA), Joan Jonas (USA).


Departing from "What remains…", the workshops will discuss several issues around three different participatory approaches in culturla projects involving art critics, theorists, artists, students, curators, philosophers, promoters. The workshops will be headed by Guillermo Santamarina, director Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City.

Workshop 1
What's left?
Interlocutor: Vangelis Vlahos, Athens
Coordinator: Andrea Ferreyra, Mexico
Workshop 2
Models for participating in culture; independent and institutional platforms
Interlocutors: Lee Weng Choy, Singapore; Carles Guerra, Barcelona
Coordinator: Jorge Munguía, Mexico
Workshop 3
Reconsidering "what's left... "
Interlocutor: Gediminas & Nomeda Urbonas, Vilnius
Coordinator: Daniel Garza Usabiaga, Mexico

"Lo que nos queda /
What's left…, what remains?"

24 - 26 January 2008
Mexico City

Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco (CCUT)
Ricardo Flores Magón 1
Col. Nonoalco - Tlatelolco
Mexico City

Ute Meta Bauer

Director of workshops:
Guillermo Santamarina

Organized by:
Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo and partner institutions

Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo

Palmas # 820 Piso 3
Lomas de Chapultepec

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