Artport at Artis, Jaffa // Curator Talk with João Laia


Artport at Artis, Jaffa // Curator Talk with João Laia


Artport at Artis, Jaffa

Curator in Residence João​ Laia
The Exhibition as an Interface  

João Laia's talk addresses art as a site where social dynamics can be examined, framing curating as a speculative communication tool, which employs the institution as a forum for debate and research. It also presents a conception of exhibition making as a verbal and non-verbal discursive practice, employing a grammar built out of the cross-contamination between artwork and physical space.

Tuesday, June 26th, 8:00pm
The event will take place at Artis, 37 Yehuda Hayamit st., Jaffa


ארטפורט מתארח בארטיס, יפו

ג'ואו לאיה, אוצר בתוכנית הרזידנסי של ארטפורט
The Exhibition as an Interface

האוצר ג'ואו לאיה ידבר על אמנות כמקום בו נבחנות דינמיקות חברתיות, מתוך התבוננות על אוצרות כעל כלי לתקשורת ספקולטיבית, ועל המוסד כעל פורום לדיון ומחקר. 
הוא יציג את הרעיון לפיו עשיית תערוכה הוא דיון שהוא בה בעת מילולי ולא מילולי, שבמהלכו נבחנים הדקדוק הפנימי וההשפעות ההדדיות בין עבודת האמנות לחלל הפיזי.
יום שלישי, 26.6.18, 20:00
האירוע יתקיים במשרד ארטיס, יהודה ימית 37, יפו
João Laia is curator and writer with a background in social sciences, film theory and contemporary art. His projects explore the embedded relations between philosophy, representation, society and technology. Recent theme exhibitions include Transmissions from the Etherspace (2017) at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, H Y P E R C O N N E C T E D (2016) at MMOMA - Moscow Museum of Modern Art, a strategic project of the 5th International Biennial of Young Art and Hybridize or Disappear (2015) at MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art in Lisbon. During 2012-13, Laia completed the post-graduate research programme CuratorLab at Konstfack, Stockholm. In 2014 he was in the curatorial residency programme of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin. Other exhibitions, performance programs and screenings were held at Parque Lage (Rio de Janeiro), Kurzfilmtage – International Short Film Festival (Oberhausen), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Xcèntric / CCCB – The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Videoex (Zürich), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and MAAT (both in Lisbon), Cell Project Space, DRAF – David Roberts Art Foundation, Delfina Foundation, South London Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery (all in London). He is the curator of Opening at ARCO Lisboa (2017–) and member of the curatorial team of Videobrasil, a biannual contemporary art festival dedicated to the Global South based in SESC Pompeia, São Paulo (2014–). Forthcoming projects include exhibitions at Instituto Iberê Camargo in Porto Alegre (Brazil), CAC – Contemporary Art Center (Lithuania) and Antenna Space (Shanghai). Laia is a contributor of Mousse magazine and collaborates with publications such as frieze, Spike Art Quarterly, Flash Art or Terremoto. He is currently editing a monograph of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and a survey of non-Western cosmologies, both published in 2018. He lectured and was part of conferences and panel discussions at Kyoto Art Center (2018), CAC – Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito (2017), KIASMA Contemporary Art Museum (Helsinki), Salon at Art Basel Hong Kong (both 2016) and JNU - Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi (2015).