ExhibitionApril 29–June 21, 2016
A Room For Doubt: Lugar a Dudas at ISCP
ISCP has hosted an annual institution-in-residence since 2011. This annual residency was initiated to support cultural exchange by bringing an international perspective to a local context. This year, ISCP has invited Lugar a Dudas, a non-profit artist-run organization based in Cali, Colombia. Lugar a Dudas is in residence at ISCP through June 21st and will present an exhibition and series of public programs during this time.
As a laboratory for artistic research, Lugar a Dudas facilitates the development of the creative process and provokes community interaction for the growing artist community in Cali. Since 2005, the organization has run an exhibition program, documentation center, international residency program, cinema club, talks and workshops among other programs. Lugar a Dudas is particularly interested in the conditions in which knowledge about artistic practices usually circulates and how artists in Cali situate their production and local references for international audiences.
A Room for Doubt: Lugar a Dudas at ISCP is an exhibition and series of experiments in relocating and translating local practices to a new context. In ISCP’s gallery, Lugar a Dudas presents a selection of calcos (replicas) of influential artworks by Colombian artists Adrián Gaitán, Leonardo Herrera, Juan Mejía & Wilson Díaz and Mónica Restrepo, a sound work by NoísRadio, a photocopied short history of art from Cali and a documentation room for public study and usage. These projects provide multifaceted impressions of Cali, its cultural atmosphere, artistic production, and the many agents who propel a vision for the city. A Room for Doubt focuses on the operations that take place when artworks, stories and references are moved and adapted for new locations, audiences and languages.
A Room for Doubt: Lugar a Dudas at ISCP public programs:
April 30, 2 to 7pm: Visitors to Lugar a Dudas at ISCP can participate in reconstructing Con la comida no se juega (Do not play with your food), a 1997 work by Juan Mejía & Wilson Díaz.
May 10, 6:30pm: Lugar a Dudas in conversation: Everything you ever wanted to know about a tropical art space but never dared to ask. Join Lugar a Dudas co-founder Sally Mizrachi, Juan Guillermo Tamayo, and Leonardo López for a conversation about the organization’s activities.
May 24, 6:30pm: Panamerican Doubt and Unrest. Víctor Albarracín from Lugar a Dudas and artist Pablo Helguera will engage in a “throwback Tuesday” discussion about 2006, The School of Panamerican Unrest, the first days of Lugar a Dudas, and the misconceptions of Panamericanism and typical humor in Colombian online art forums (called “bullying” everywhere else). Please join them at ISCP for loads of bittersweet nostalgia, broken utopia and fun.
June 14, 6:30pm: Diana Torres and Ivan Tovar will introduce recent Colombian cinema.
La Tierra y La Sombra, directed by César Acevedo, 2015. Film. Awarded the Cámera d’Or, Cannes Film Festival.
El Proyecto del Diablo, directed by Oscar Campo, 1999. Film.
Alén, directed by Natalia Imery, 2014. Film.
El Susurro de Un Abedul, directed by Diana Montenegro, 2015. Film.
June 21, 6:30pm: A book fair, live radio broadcast and reception will close A Room for Doubt: Lugar a Dudas at ISCP.