NEO NORTE EXHIBITION
- Latin American Culture does not has enough visibility in the London's creative scene.
- Supremacy of Eurocentric curatorial practices are questioned in Post-Colonial era.
- Latinos Creative Society of the University of the Arts London showcased Neo Norte (‘New North’) at Fundación Cultural de Providencia, Santiago, Chile in 2018.
- Neo Norte had over 1.900 attendants, offline and online publications in Chile, the UK and Italy, near 220 publications in social media, 4.300 likes and 9.250 plays of published videos.
- Neo Norte challenged the norm by encouraging a dialogue between ‘Western’, ‘ethnic’ and ‘folkloric’ expressions in the same space.
- Exposed Arts Projects will be showcasing an Empowerments series in 2019 to reflect upon the notions of power.
Latin American community does not have enough visibility in London’s cultural scene. Therefore, ‘Neo Norte’ gathers Latin American creatives, to give them the possibility of enhancing and exchanging their cultural richness through art volunteering.
3.- NEO NORTE SECOND CHAPTER IN EXPOSED ARTS PROJECTS
- Instead of having ideas always travelling north to south (from Europe or North America to Latin America), this time the idea travels from the southernmost country of the world to the north.
- Project will be developed through collective research where artists will be asked to respond to the main topic through a series of workshops that will culminate in the exhibition.
4.- NEO NORTE CONCEPT: Who determines the North?
- Migrations as creative destructions: Cultural richness of Latin American melting pot.
- Natural v/s Digital: How do traditional crafts survive in the digital era? Intersection between Pre-Columbian crafts and modern technology.
- Cultural syncretism: Contrast between Pre-Columbian and Western heritage.
- Shamanism: Pre-Columbian approach to nature and connection to the earth vs. western rituals.
(February – August 2019: Previous internal coordination meetings)
5.a.- EXPOSED ARTS PROJECTS EXHIBITION:
(4 rooms divided in 4 subtopics)
Installation: 2 – 10 September 2019
Exhibition: 10 September – 22 October 2019
Public Events (to be confirmed): Private view, talk, workshop, transitory library and poetry reading, performance, guided visit, finessage with concert.
Estimated Audience: 500 – 600 people in total
5.b.- CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS WINDOW 3 EXHIBITION:
(Teaser exhibition displaying part of Neo Norte and Manifesto publication in book.)
23 September – 11 November 2019
Estimated Audience: 5000 people per day
5.c.- FIVE YEARS BOOK PUBLICATION INCLUDING CHAPTER WITH MANIFESTO OF LATINOS CREATIVE SOCIETY:
(Book name: ‘Being Together is not Enough’)
Launch Events: 4 – 13 October 2019
Estimated Audience: 20 – 50 people in total
20% Installation & Museography
25% Produce Catalogue
15% Public Events
7.- PROJECT OUTCOME:
- ‘Neo Norte’ will not only empower Latin American minorities and reframe pejorative stereotypes but will also open debate on the cultural sector about Eurocentric curatorial practices.
- Emergent artists support.
- This project is just the beginning of an ongoing series of collaborations with the Latin American community in London. Collaborations that involve future exchanges between the UK and Latin America.
- One of the objectives of organising previous workshops and a diverse public events agenda, is not only focusing on ‘exhibiting’ something, but giving spaces to network and build up a stronger community.
- On all public events we will offer the possibility to the audience to subscribe to a mailing list to keep them updated of future events.
- We’ve been thinking of publishing content related to the outcome of the project in newsletters, blogs and press media from the UK and Latin America as for example: UK Express News, Cantos de América, University of the Arts London, Royal College of Arts, Goldsmiths University of London, Slade School of Fine Art, Latin American House, Latin American Embassies, Arte al Límite, A-N, Latino Life, Art Rabbit, Social Media among others.
- Lastly, near the 20% of our budget is for the catalogue and close to the 15% to make a professional video to show the outcome of the project. Once projects are finished, a professional video and catalogue will always remain and help as a ‘key’ portfolio element for all volunteer involved on the project to apply for jobs, future projects, funding and give continuity to ‘Neo Norte’ maybe in cultural institutions in other cities in the UK or even other countries.
Tere Chad, Sasha Burkhanova, Tales Sabara, Rafael Morales Cendejas, Stephanie Rodríguez, Luisa Rodríguez, Maritina Keleri, Domenica Landin, José Carlos García Oliva, Paulina Figueroa, Raúl Valdivia, Nataly Pérez, Cindy Moreno, Clarissa Serafim, Matteo Valerio, Santiago Rodríguez Gómez, Beatriz Creel, Olav Lorentzen, Katharina Bothelo, Miroslava González, Santiago Joaquín McGorty, José Miranda, Mica Mornaghi, Paula Turmina, Giuseppe Urso, César Baracca, Victoria Vargas, Teresa Paiva, Lorenzo Belenguer.
- Video Neo Norte 1.0: https://vimeo.com/28 5768324
- Press Article Neo Norte 1.0 Chile: https://www.arteallimite.com/2018/08/03/neo-norte-colectiva-fundacion-cultural-de-providencia-santiago-10-08-1-09/
- Press Article Neo Norte 1.0 UK: https://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-community/stories/neo-norte-which-is-the-north
- Press Article Neo Norte 1.0 Italy: https://formiche.net/2018/08/nord-della-cultura-cile/
- Press Article Neo Norte 1.0 Spain: https://artislands.com/neo-norte/
- Video Panel Discussion Neo Norte 1.0: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9HhAij_QGs
Risks and challenges
As emergent artists, always the most challenging part of any project is to fundraise enough money to cover the basic costs of the show.
After finishing installing things, the second challenge is always to attract the right audience.
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