Debuted in November 2017, Parallel Rooms is an Art Basel Cities Talks Program format that allows attendees to choose from and roam among multiple conversations happening simultaneously. In Session III, four talks take on the theme: In and Out of the Museum: Where to Find Art Today?
Art is no longer confined to just museums; we can enjoy exhibitions in abandoned buildings, parks, and other unconventional spaces. But the contexts for art are also changing in another sense, as new curatorial narratives shift traditional definitions of art and allow artists to engage in refreshing interactions with the culture at large. In this talk, curators Mariana Cánepa Luna and Solana Molina Viamonte discuss the transformation of traditional art spaces and the evolving relationship between the art lover and the curator.
This session is free and open to the public, and will be held in Spanish.
Mariana Cánepa Luna is a Montevideo-born, Barcelona-raised curator. She graduated with a degree in art history from the Universitat de Barcelona (1995–2000) and studied film history at DAMS, Università degli Studi di Bologna (1999) before completing a MA in curating contemporary art at the Royal College of Art, London (2002–2004). She assisted the curators of the retrospective ‘Frank Gehry, Architect’ at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York (2001) and was a Fondation de France curatorial fellow at the Serpentine Gallery, London (2004–2005). Luna is a contributor to art-agenda and has been on the board of the AAVC foundation governing Hangar – Centre of Production, Research, and Visual Arts in Barcelona since 2005. She cofounded the curatorial office Latitudes with Max Andrews in 2005.
Solana Molina Viamonte is an Argentine independent curator. She studied art history at Universidad de Buenos Aires and curatorial studies at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. In 2014 she cofounded Móvil, an independent space devoted to exhibiting emerging contemporary art with an emphasis on experimentation. Between 2004 and 2013 she was the director of Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte, where she curated several exhibitions. She is currently working on the first retrospective of Eduardo Basualdo, to open at CCK – Centro Cultural Kirchner in 2020. Her essays have been published by L’officiel art.