August 21, 2013 - SITAC - 11th international symposium on contemporary art theory
August 21, 2013

11th international symposium on contemporary art theory

Design © Vitor Cesar. Estar-los-unos-con-los-otros. XI SITAC 2013.

XI SITAC: estar-los-unos-con-los-otros/being-with-one-another 
August 29–31, 2013

Polyforum Siquerios 
Insurgentes Sur 701
México City

Directors Paola Santoscoy & Marcio Harum 
Polyforum Siqueiros

Proving Ground 1+1=11
Plataforma Arte-Educación / PAE 
Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo

SITAC Readers
Mónica Amiva | editor / online
Marcea Quiroz | editor / printed edition

There are many ways of being-with-one-another, many ways of sharing a particular time and space. The experience of reciprocity within these ways of being together belongs to the public domain; it creates relationships between people and gives meaning to this interaction.

For the first time, SITAC’s advisory committee assigned two directors for the 2013 edition. SITAC XI parts from the notion of community. The word-phrase which titles this edition, being-with-one-another, derives from the notion developed by contemporary French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy in his book Être singulier pluriel (Being Singular Plural, 1996) and works here as a trigger to approach different relations and associations between social and cultural phenomena, and the artistic practices.

During the three-day symposium—artists, curators, philosophers, theorist, architects and writers—will reveal their ideas and concerns about the notion of community and collectivity, both as spaces where circulation of meaning and the possibility of action can be perceived. Through conferences, film, conversations and debate, SITAC XI aims to be more of an ongoing investigation, tracing dialogues and debates from being-with-on-another.

As part of this year’s proposal, SITAC will launch the new site, which includes a series of readings selected by Mónica Amieva, as well as the first printed edition of SITAC’s Reader, with the collaboration of Marcela Quiroz as invited Editor.

Artists, theorists, writers, achitects and specialists invited to the XI SITAC are José Arnaud-Bello, Mario Bellatin, María  Berrios, Daniela Castro, Vitor Cesar, Tony Chakar, Maria Chehenodskih, Helena Chávez Mac Gregor, Övül Dormuşoglu, Candice Hopkins, Pablo Lafuente, Tobi Maier, Manuela Moscoso, Rafael Ortega, Fernando Palma, Public Movement, Matthew Rana, Suely Rolnik, Lucia Sanromán, Vladimir Safatle, Marko Stamenkovic, Eduardo Thomas, Asta Vaičuilytė and Sofie Van Loo.

Moderators: Mónica Amieva, María del Carmen Carrión, Miguel López, Marcela Quiroz and Emliano Valdés.

In its previous ten editions, SITAC has established itself as a reference platform in the international arena and as an expected event for a broad audience, one of the most relevant events in contemporary art theory of the region.

Tickets are available at Polyfurum Siqueiros box-office.

SITAC is a project by PAC. 
For more information about SITAC, please visit

About PAC 
Created in June 2000, Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo A.C. (PAC) is a non-profit association conformed by a group of people who share the same interest in contemporary art. Its mission is to promote and introduce contemporary art to all kinds of public.

PAC supports quality projects in museums, galleries, exhibition spaces, and art shows, as well as art residencies, editorial, artistic, curatorial projects and contemporary art field research.

Maria Bostock: mbostock [​at​]

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