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Curator Culture: Out of Time

Sunday, May 23
11:00 am
- 12:00 pm

LIVE ON ZOOM | Featuring Farid Rakun of ruangrupa, Ana Garzón Sabogal of Más Arte Más Acción, and Leilani Lynch of The Bass

In a time of crisis, upheaval and emergency, what if the world is too much of a blur for us to see?

How do curators think about time? Can they—should they—try to anticipate the moods and questions of the moment? Do art exhibitions have a shelf life? With planning that often takes years, is there a risk of major exhibitions being irrelevant by the time the public sees them?

Join Public Programs Curator Tom Healy in conversation with the curatorial collective ruangrupa (artistic directors of the upcoming Documenta 15) and members of their network, Más Arte Más Acción, as well as Leilani Lynch, Curator at The Bass,  to discuss what art matters most—and when.

Generous support for Curator Culture provided by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Additional support for this project provided by Art Bridges.

Curator Culture at The Bass brings together prominent artists, architects, scientists, journalists and influential leaders from many fields for public conversations about fostering creativity in a complicated world. As the global pandemic continues, structural racism and police brutality persist and the consequences of climate change deepen, The Bass is committed to building a culture of empathy, care and community engagement.

Generous support for Curator Culture provided by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Additional support for this project provided by Art Bridges. If would like to support this series and future programming, please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation to the museum.

Suggested Donation: $10


Trained as an architect (B.Arch from Universitas Indonesia and M.Arch from Cranbrook Academy of Art), Farid Rakun wears different hats, dependent on who is asking. A visiting lecturer in the Architecture Department of Universitas Indonesia, he is also a part of the artists’ collective ruangrupa, with whom he co-curated TRANSaction: Sonsbeek 2016 in Arnhem, NL. As an instigator, he has permeated various global institutions such as Centre Pompidou, La Biennale di Venezia, MMCA Seoul, Sharjah Biennial, Bienal de Sao Paulo, Harun Farocki Institut, Dutch Art Institute (DAI), Creative Time, Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD) Genève, and basis voor actuele kunst (BAK). He has worked for Jakarta Biennale in different capacities since 2013 and cur-rently serves as its interim director.

Ana Garzón Sabogal is an industrial engineer at Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas in Bogotá, Colombia. Her work focuses on the networks of collaborative learning, management of cultural projects and activism and free culture in Colombia. She is the Director of the Más Arte Más Acción Foundation, where she participates in and directs study groups related to the Arts Collaboratory network.

Leilani Lynch is Curator at The Bass, Miami Beach. She has organized recent solo exhibitions with Mika Rottenberg, Karen Rifas, and Aaron Curry, in addition to co-organizing exhibitions with Abraham Cruzvillegas, Haegue Yang, Lara Favaretto, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Laure Prouvost, and Paola Pivi. Before joining The Bass’ curatorial team in 2015, she produced site-specific experimental exhibitions with local, national, and international artists at Locust Projects, Miami as Exhibitions Project Manager. Lynch has participated on panels and lectures for STPI – Creative Workshop, Singapore, ArtTable, and ICOM, and served on juries for Oolite Arts, FL, The Hopper Prize, and Apexart, NY.

Tom Healy is an award-winning poet, curator and activist. He is the chair of O, Miami Poetry Festival and a trustee of PEN America, the organization of writers protecting freedom of expression around the world. Under President Barack Obama, Tom led the international Fulbright Scholars program. He is the Curator of Public Programs at The Bass.

Generous support for Curator Culture provided by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Additional support for this project provided by Art Bridges.

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.

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Sunday, May 23
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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