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This edition: Regina José Galindo, Daniel Hernández, Pablo José Ramírez and Franco Arocha.  

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 5, 2016.

First aired: December 8, 2016.

In this episode we take a tour on the art exhibit Guatemala Después that opened in New York. This curatorial research project was developed in collaboration between The New School and Guatemala's Ciudad de la Imaginación arts organization. After an armed conflict that lasted more than 30 years, this project examines how today's social and political realities are shaping Guatemala's artistic and cultural development.
 
We'll start with Regina José Galindo, a visual artist who specializes in performance art. Her work is an exploration of the ethical implications of racial and gender-related social injustice. In 2005, Galindo received the Golden Lion award at the 51st Venice Biennial.
 
Next, we'll interview photographer Daniel Hernández. His work includes topics such as architecture, nudes, portraits. documentary and historical memory. His career spans a 30-years period, and he's received many awards, including the 1998 Jonathan Mann Award in Chicago. His piece, Memory of an Angel, became an icon in public memory when it was used as a cover for the report Guatemala Nunca Más documenting human rights violations during the civil war.
 
Then we'll meet with Pablo José Ramírez, one of the curators for the Guatemala Después exhibition. He's a political theorist and essay writer, as well as the founder and director of the Symposium of Contemporary Art and Political Theory, Absurdo.
 
We wrap things up with Franco Arocha. This artist has become known for collecting and using paint fragments that have broken off and fallen from city building exteriors. He uses these fragments as materials to create artwork reminiscent of the early 20th-century abstract style.
 
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En este episodio haremos un recorrido por la exposicion Guatemala Despues que se presento en Nueva York, como proyecto curatorial y de investigación, desarrollado entre The New School y la organización del arte Ciudad de la Imaginación de Guatemala. El proyecto explora los modos en los que las realidades políticas y sociales de la Guatemala contemporánea han afectado su producción artística y cultural, luego de un “conflicto armado” que duró más de treinta años.
 
Iniciamos con Regina José Galindo. Ella es una artista visual especializada en performance art. Su trabajo explora las implicaciones éticas de las injusticias sociales, relacionadas con discriminaciones raciales y de género. Galindo recibio el León de Oro en la 51 Bienal de Venecia en el 2005.
 
Luego entrevistaremos al fotografo Daniel Hernandez, quien incluye temas de arquitectura, desnudo, retrato, documental y memoria histórica. Con más de 30 años de experiencia, ha sido reconocido con diversos premios, como el Jonathan Mann Humanitas (Chicago, 1998). Su pieza Memoria de un Ángel, se convierte en un icono de la memoria al ser la portada del documento Guatemala: Nunca Más.
 
Despues hablamos con Pablo José Ramírez, él es uno de los curadores de la exposicion Guatemala Despues, ademas de ser curador es politólogo, ensayista, fundador y director del Simposio de Arte y Pensamiento Político Contemporáneo ABSURDO .

Finalmente entrevistamos a Franco Arocha, pintor que se dio a conocer por recolectar y utilizar capas de pintura que se desprenden de la superficie de diferentes muros de inmuebles de la ciudad. Dichos fragmentos son empleados para crear composiciones que recuerdan el abstraccionismo de los movimientos que marcaron el arte de las primeras décadas del siglo XX.

Guest List

Franco Arocha Artist

Regina José Galindo Visual Artist

Daniel Hernández Photographer

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