CALLING ALL ARTISTS! El Museo del Barrio’s Curatorial team is inviting artists of Puerto Rican, Latin@, Latin American, or Caribbean descent to register for a twenty-minute portfolio review. This season, OVER THE TABLE, a part of the Office Hours project, offers art practitioners in different stages of their development the opportunity to engage in one-on-one discussions about their work or an upcoming project. These informal exchanges seek to turn the traditional artist-curator portfolio review into an act of camaraderie between individuals working in the same field.
This portfolio review features curator Elizabeth Ferrer who is the Vice President, Contemporary Art at BRIC, a non-profit cultural organization and art space in Brooklyn, NY. There, she has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions, most recently, a major survey of works by the Nuyorican painter Juan Sánchez and the recent group exhibition, Whisper or Shout: Artists in the Social Sphere. She has written about and curated numerous exhibitions on Latino and Mexican modern and contemporary photography. Her exhibitions have appeared at such venues as the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C.; El Museo del Barrio and the Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, in NY; the Austin Museum of Art; the University of Notre Dame; and MARCO in Monterrey Mexico. Ferrer is author of Lola Alvarez Bravo (Aperture Foundation, NY), named as a New York Times notable book of the year, as well as of numerous exhibition catalogues and essays. She was co-editor of the catalogue of the Museum of Modern Art’s landmark exhibition, Latin American Artists of the 20th Century., Ferrer, who studied art history at Wellesley College and Columbia University, is currently writing a history of Latino photographers in the United States.
ABOUT OFFICE HOURS (OH)
OH is comprised of a series of actions spread throughout El Museo del Barrio’s facilities for which multi-disciplinary artist Nicolas Dumit Estévez invites the various departments of El Museo to operate at a horizontal level with its own exhibition space. OH conceives El Museo and the museum as a holistic work of art; that is, a living artwork existing beyond the boundaries of the exhibition space and co-mingling with life. OH [Office Hours] © 2013 Nicolás Dumit Estévez
– Open to artists of Puerto Rican, Latin@, Latin American, or Caribbean descent living in the greater NYC metropolitan area.
– Bring images of your work (in whatever format you choose) and the equipment that you will need to present it properly. Free Wi-Fi is available in El Museo’s Café. Please do not bring any actual works of art to El Museo; this is against the Museum’s insurance policy.
– You must be at El Café five minutes before the time allocated for your meeting and expect to be at El Museo for up to an hour. Late arrivals may not be seen
Wednesday, October 12