“Art and Crisis,” A Panel Discussion

“Art and Crisis,” A Panel Discussion Thursday, January 17, 2013 6:30 – 8:30pm

ICI Curatorial Hub at TEMP Art Center 57 Walker St. NY 10013

 On the occasion of the book release of INPUT #5: Blockhouse

Avelino Sala, Blockhouse, 2012. (Courtesy of the artist and INPUT Journal)

ICI and INPUT Journal are pleased to announce a panel discussion on the occasion of the book release of INPUT #5: Blockhouse (Winter 2013). Under the curation of guest creative director Avelino Sala, “Blockhouse” as a metaphor for a bunker, explores the capacity of artists to confront crisis, and to question of the symbolic function of art and the role of creation during a critical moment of metaphorical entrenchment. 

Panel Participants:

Renée Vara (Moderator), Editor, INPUT Journal; Curator; NYU Professor

Imma Prieto, Professor, ERAM (University of Girona); Art Critic and Curator

Avelino Sala, Artist; Editor, Sublime magazine; Curator, Commission Curatorial Collective

David Maroto, Spanish artist based in the Netherlands

INPUT #5 featured artists: AES+F, Marc Bijl, Fernando Bryce, Paco Cao, Josechu Dávila, Wim Delvoye, Democracia, Mounir Fatmi, Carlos Garaicoa, Daniel García Andújar, Chus García Fraile, Kendell Geers, Goldiechiari, Regina Jose Galindo, MK Kaehne, Rogelio López Cuenca, Teresa Margolles, David Maroto, Mateo Matè, Pepe Medina, Jorge Mendéz Blake, Eugenio Merino, Santiago Morilla, Antonio Muntadas, Dan Perjovschi, PJSM, Anri Sala, Avelino Sala, Santiago Sierra and Pelayo Varela.

INPUT #5 featured art critics: Fernando Castro Flórez, José Luis Corazón Ardura, Blanca de la Torre and Imma Prieto.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to rsvp@curatorsintl.org with INPUT in the subject field.

INPUT #5 is printed in English and Spanish and is available in a limited edition of 150 copies.

Special thanks to ICI and all participating artists and critics for their support. 

Sponsored by Spain Culture New York – Consulate General of Spain, Member of the Network Spain Arts & Culture

INPUT is an avant-garde nonprofit journal founded in 2009. The journal seeks to preserve the book form as a space for artistic experimentation and collaboration in the field of art publishing. For each limited edition, a guest art director is invited to approach the space of the book in a curatorial fashion, using it as a means to explore current cultural conditions without commercial interruption. INPUT has been featured at the New York Art Book Fair, The Armory Show and Printed Matter.

To order a copy of INPUT #5, see http://inputjournal.org/subscribe.html

For more info, see http://inputjournal.org/, http://curatorsintl.org/, or email info@varaart.com

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The press release and the photographs are courtesy of the gallery and the artists.

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