Support an unprecedented gathering of artist collectives from throughout Ciudad Juarez on the weekend of April 8th and 9th, 2011.
Despite the violence that rages throughout Ciudad Juarez, scores of artist collectives around the city continue to create art, engage youth, and improve the lives of people in their communities. Conectarte: 10 Years of Collectives and Communities in Juarez is an unprecedented attempt to gather and celebrate the experience of these artist collectives. It has been organized by a group of artists and activists from Ciudad Juarez and El Paso and will take place April 8th and 9th on the campus of the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez.
The conference includes multimedia presentations by artist groups from around the city and an exhibition and interchange of art and ideas between the collectives. David Flores of Colectivo REZIZTE, will present a recent history of artist collectives in Ciudad Juarez, from 2000-the present, looking at shared successes and challenges for the future.
Conectarte creates an opportunity for these artists make new connections, propose new collaborations and share their artistic achievements. The conference will be documented in photo and video, and will serve as a reference for the collectives themselves, and to anyone interested in contemporary culture in Juarez.
Those of you that supported INBAsión in January know that these artists are talented, capable and inspired. Your donation will help to cover the costs of the conference including documentation, printing costs, and (importantly) food for artists attending. We are offering this conference at no cost to participating collectives, who work hard throughout the year making art and are rarely if ever compensated for their efforts. Your donation supports their work, and supports this opportunity for creative interchange.
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