Join SPAIN arts & culture and the Mexican Cultural Institute for a series of workshops that explore the current debate on global water challenges through artistic practices, presenting art both as a tool of action and a key element to rethink the importance of artistic practices in relation to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Water Office is a new project by Spanish curator Blanca de la Torre. All workshops are facilitated by artists from Spain, Mexico an the USA in the form of collaborative practice, the results of which will be exhibited to the public. For the artists facilitating the workshops, sustainability and ecological problems are key elements of their work and research, and their experience gives the audience the opportunity to explore water challenges from different approaches. Artists, professors, curators, writers, cultural workers, and anyone interested in the relationship between art and ecology are encouraged to participate in the workshops. The resulting collaborative artwork will be on display at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain from June 27 to September 27.
Dates and Artists:
All workshops are scheduled in 2 parts.
- Juanli Carrion PHDC. Saturday, June 22 from 10 am to 1 pm and Monday, June 24 from 2 pm to 5 pm
- Elena Lavellés STRATEGIC CONTAMINATION: VIRAL SUSTAINABILITY. Wednesday, June 19 from 10 am to 11 am and Monday, June 24 from 2 pm to 5 pm
- Basurama and Rachel Schmidt WATER MEMORIES ITINERANT OFFICE. Dates and pop-up locations TBD
- Tania Candiani WALKING THE RIVER. Saturday, June 22 from 10 am to 1 pm and Monday, June 24 from 2 pm to 5 pm
- Juan Zamora THE COLIFORM PROJECT: PERFORMING WATER POLLUTION. Saturday, June 22 from 10 am to 1 pm and Monday, June 24 from 2 pm to 5 pm.