Blog Post: DLAC Activities and Events in Argentina
As part of a HEIF-funded project on Latin American Art and Museum Policy, Claire Taylor and Ailsa Peate will be holding a week-long series of events in Argentina at the end of November.
On Monday 27 November, they will undertake a visit to the Museo de las Malvinas e Islas del Atlántico Sur, following up on a previous meeting in Liverpool which brought together the museum’s director, Federico Lorenz, with curators of the International Slavery Museum.
From Tuesday 28th through to Thursday 30th, Claire and Ailsa will be participating in the annual conference of the Federation of International Human Rights Museums. At this conference, Claire and Ailsa will deliver a two-part intervention comprising a presentation, followed by an interactive workshop, focussing on how new developments in digital art can be used to engage audiences with human rights stories, and help tell difficult and contested stories.
Another highlight of the conference will be the launch of the Latin American Regional Forum of FIHRM. The creation of the Forum has arisen from scoping work undertaken by Ailsa and Claire which identified the need for a Latin American Regional Forum, given that approximately a quarter of the museums associated with FIHRM come from this region. The Regional Forum is envisaged as a way of giving greater visibility to FIHRM members in this region, and enable the sharing of ideas of members in Latin America in a more effective way.
On Friday, Claire and Ailsa return to Buenos Aires for a book launch and reception of Claire’s recent book, Cities in Dialogue (LUP 2016), which is a retrospective volume based on the exhibition of the same name held in FACT in conjunction with the Liverpool Independents Biennial in 2014. The launch takes place in the Gallery of the Universidad Nacional de las Artes, and will feature Marina Zerbarini, one of the artists whose work appears in the book.
For more on all of these activities, see our 2017 Events Pages.