6th Online session towards BIENALSUR 2021


Simultaneous translation into English

Since we believe in dialogue due to its polyphonic nature, because it presents positions that assume their temporariness in the attentive reception of the voice of the other, and because it admits the contrast between different voices and allows us to perceive the ways in which they complement each other, BIENALSUR presents a new virtual meeting of dialogues to Thinking Possible Futures.

Those of us who have the opportunity to witness, from safe spaces, the complex scenario of all kinds of profound inequalities made visible by the health emergency posed by COVID-19, are responsible for reflecting not only on how we got here but, most importantly, on how we will shape the possible futures. The field of culture, a sector with unique characteristics, has shown its power to assist many people around the world in this complex juncture in terms of recreation, learning and thinking. At the same time, it has shown its own weakness, and with both situations in mind, we would now like to propose a dialogue about the ways in which, through artistic actions and projects, it is possible to bring the margins to the centre in order to continue working between the local and the global, as has been the case since the beginning of BIENALSUR.

At the 6th Online session towards BIENALSUR 2021 on Saturday August 15, Aníbal Jozami, General Director of BIENALSUR, and Diana Wechsler, the Artistic Director of BIENALSUR, will be streaming a conversation with Ana Longoni (ARG), writer and researcher, Director of Public Activities of the Study Centre of  Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, Spain; Chantal Pontbriand (CAN), art critic, curator, museologist and art consultant, founder of Pontbriand W.O.R.K.S; Luis Carlos Valdez Espinoza (PER), General Director of the National Superior Autonomous School of Fine Arts of Peru; and the artists Barthélémy Toguo (CMR), Francis Naranjo (ESP), president of the Francis Naranjo Foundation, Sarah Abu Abdallah (SAU) and Sebastián Calfuqueo Aliste (CHL).

We look forward to seeing you all on the website of BIENALSUR, on Saturday, August 15 at 12 pm Argentina time. The meeting will be live streamed with simultaneous English translation on bienalsur.org/en.

Questions for the participants of the 6th Online session towards BIENALSUR 2021 can be sent to encuentros@bienalsur.org