Curatorial Programme 2023 – Esperanza…

Curatorial Programme 2023 – Esperanza (cumbia solitaria)


Esperanza (cumbia solitaria) is cancelled and shifted to a closed session. Given the nature of current events we will have a session amongst Arts Collaboratory's member organizations to address trans-local solidarity in crisis.

This November, in the context of Hope is a discipline, Arts Collaboratory (AC) will reconvene their members for their first in-person Assembly since the COVID-19 pandemic and documenta15 — to celebrate, heal, and envision new paths together. For this evening, please join us for a collective screening, featuring video art works from AC member organization and their ecosystem. The ups and downs of collective labor are expressed in a song title of a cumbia called “Esperanza (cumbia solitaria),” which translates from Spanish into “Hope (solitude cumbia),” giving the title to this public offering.

Arts Collaboratory is a trans-local ecosystem consisting of twenty-five diverse organizations situated predominantly in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Europe, focused on art practices, processes of social change, and working with broader communities beyond the field of art.

Arts Collaboratory member organisations are: 32o East | Ugandan Arts Trust (Uganda), Centre Soleil d’Afrique (Mali), Doual’Art, (Cameroon), Kër Thiossane (Senegal), Nubuke Foundation (Ghana), RAW Material Company (Senegal), Visual Arts Network South Africa -VANSA (South Africa), Waza Art Center (Democratic Republic of Congo),Casa Tres Patios (Colombia),Cráter Invertido (Mexico),KIOSKO (Bolivia), Lugar a dudas (Colombia),Más Arte Más Acción (Colombia), Platohedro (Colombia), TEOR/éTica (Costa Rica), Art Group 705 (Kyrgyzstan), Kunci Cultural Studies Center (Indonesia), Ruangrupa (Indonesia), Theertha (Sri Lanka), Al-Ma’mal (Palestine), Ashkal Alwan (Lebanon), DARB 1718 (CEgypt), Riwaq (Palestine),Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons (The Netherlands) and DOEN Foundation (The Netherlands).