Curator Talk: April 10, 2014, 7-8:00pm
Portfolio Reviews: April 11-12, 2014
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) welcomes Marianna Garin, an independent curator from Stockholm, Sweden, as the latest speaker in WPA’s InfoEx series, a public program bringing world class curators to Washington, DC through an informal partnership with the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), based in Brooklyn, New York. Ms. Garin will present a free public talk about her curatorial projects in Sweden and abroad on Thursday, April 10 followed by individual meetings with WPA member artists on Friday and Saturday April 11 and 12. Artists, curators, and the public are invited to attend the free talk and meet Ms. Garin.
About the Curator
Marianna Garin, freelance curator and writer, lives and works in Buenos Aires and Stockholm. Ms. Garin is currently undergoing research for a future collaboration in 2014 as invited guest curator at Kalmar Art Museum in Sweden. In August 2013, Garin worked as a guest curator for the Public Art Program at Gävle Art Centre in Gävle, Sweden. Garin has been a curator for such esteemed institutions as KARST Art Centre, Malmö Konsthall, Bonniers Konsthall, Borgovico 33, Konsthall C, and Lund Konsthall. Marianna Garin has also been an Assistant and Co-Curator for the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2005 and 2003, respectively. She contributes regularly to a number of magazines and journals, artist monographs, and catalog essays.
Begun in 2009, InfoEx brings international curators in residence at ISCP to DC to present recent and upcoming projects and to meet with local artists and curators. By bringing international curators to Washington, WPA hopes to initiate challenging conversations and create a forum for artists and curators to engage with each other’s work. Since its inception, WPA has brought curators from Italy, Portugal, Norway, Spain, Taiwan, Canada, Romania, and the Czech Republic to Washington to share their projects and meet with local artists.
Call for Artists
Marianna Garin will meet with 10 selected WPA member artists at one-hour intervals over the course of Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, 2014. Conceptual artists working with ideas of change, imagination, confounding or altering of rules and orders, creating a dialogue of subversive speculation, and/or artists working in public art which aims to socially engage or play with spatial agency are encouraged to apply for a Portfolio Review and meeting with Ms. Garin. To learn more and apply visit http://wpadc.org/infoex-marianna-garin/
InfoEx will be held at Capitol Skyline Hotel located at 10 I (eye) St. SW.
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is an independent, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for contemporary art. WPA supports artists at all stages of their careers and promotes contemporary art by presenting exhibitions, issues, and ideas that stimulate public dialogue on art and culture. For more information visit www.wpadc.org.