March 22, 2011 - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - New Methods Symposium
March 22, 2011

New Methods Symposium

New Methods Symposium
May 4–6, 2011

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, Florida 33161

New Methods is a three-day symposium examining the practices of contemporary arts organizations that provide essential educational and professional development to local artistic communities in Latin America. The symposium will provide an insider’s view into the diverse art scenes and complexities of working in the region, and through critical discussions with key figures working today, will expand the dialogue about these organizations, their perspectives, and their contexts.

Participating organizations include:
Centro de Investigaciones Artisticas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lugar a Dudas, Cali, Colombia
Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Casa Tres Patios, Medellin, Colombia
SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico
Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Beta-Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Kiosko Galeria, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

A series of in-depth discussions will take place on May 4, 5, and 6 at MOCA. Speakers will include: Eduardo Abaroa, Helmut Batista, Pablo Helguera, Roberto Jacoby, Michy Marxuach, Oscar Munoz, Yoshua Okon, Judi Werthein, and others.

On May 6 at 6:30 pm, Dr. George Yudice, Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami, will present MOCA’s Dr. Sanford L. and Dolores Ziff Lecture. Dr. Yudice is one of the foremost Latin Americanists whose research interests include cultural policy, globalization, transnational processes, and the role of intellectuals, artists, and activists in national and transnational institutions.

The symposium will be the first opportunity for leaders from the participating organizations to meet together in the United States and publicly present their practices. Participating organizations focus on community building in their region; promote education of practicing artists through the facilitation of lectures and discussions about contemporary art; invest in exchange by presenting international and guest artists, lectures, and artist residency programs; and maintain non-profit status or adhere to non-profit ideals.

New Methods is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami and is organized by MOCA Associate Curator Ruba Katrib.

Major support for New Methods was provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support was provided by Fundacion/ Coleccion Jumex, Hal Philipps, Ray Ellen and Allan Yarkin, Monica Kalpakian, Amy Dean and Alan Kluger and The Brickellian – Stella M. Holmes.

For more information about attending New Methods please contact the Museum of Contemporary Art at: or 305 893 6211.

About the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary year in its Joan Lehman Building. One of the most dynamic museums in the United States, MOCA is known around the world for its groundbreaking exhibitions and innovative education programs that make contemporary art enjoyable, accessible, and understandable to all ages.

MOCA’s Knight Exhibition Series is made possible with major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Exhibitions and programs at MOCA are made possible through grants from the City of North Miami. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Museum of Contemporary Art Media contacts:
Donna Fields,
Valerie Ricordi,
305 893 6211

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