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Shared Residence #2 – Madrid
14 November 2019 - 17 November 2019
The second Shared Residence of MTT is coordinated by Asociación Cultural Gestus with the collaboration of Universidad Carlos III, Naves Matadero – Centro internacional de Artes Vivas, La Casa Encendida and Aleppo.
Curatorial team: Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Simone Frangi, Mateo Feijoo, Sonsoles Herreros and Alfredo Miralles.
The shared residency is a moment for reflection and sharing, collectively, for all the people involved in the project. The main theme was hospitality: how artists and institutions establish relationships with the specific territory they are in. The international team of the project visited some of the projects developed in Madrid around this topic:
– A city walk in a peripheric neighbourhood to embody Martha Rosler’s texts about the tensions on the role that culture plays in the dynamics of the global city (gentrification) and on its possibilities to open spaces for criticism and resistance.
– Grigri Project, which explores the practices of cultural cooperation and citizenship between Africa and Europe, through the manufacture of grigris (magic objects intended to protect and re-enchant urban spaces) as hospitality devices.
– Jóvenes Creadores del Chocó and Flipas Party: this project conceives urban culture as a collaborative practice and revitalization vehicle of unattended territories, it opens the field of possibilities and allows reconnecting the different actors of cultural spaces, especially people at risk of social exclusion as the youngest of Chocó (Colombia).
– Visit Centro Socio-Comunitario La Cañada Real with some of the local collectives and associations involved in the project (organizations that fight poverty and social exclusion with the transformative force of art, culture and creativity).
Also during the meeting, the artists share their experiences in the residencies and the questions they are searching for in their creative processes.
In this framework, all the participants also assist to some theoretical moments leads by Daniel Blanga Gubbay, with the collaboration of Simone Frangi and guests lectures as Daniela Ortiz, who works around the visual narratives where the concepts of nationality, racialisation, social class and gender are critically understood to analyse colonial, capitalist and patriarchal power.