June 13, 2009 - TEOR/éTica - TEOR/éTica: 10th anniversary
June 13, 2009

TEOR/éTica: 10th anniversary

TEOR/éTica (patio), in Barrio Amón
San José, Costa Rica

TEOR/éTica: a space for art + thought in
San José, Costa Rica since 1999.

10th anniversary!

info [​at​] teoretica.org
(506) 22 33 48 81


TEOR/éTica, a private, independent foundation created in 1999, works to strengthen research and production, and contribute to the dissemination of the contemporary artistic practices in Central America and the Caribbean, by establishing a strong regional exchange network connected to the rest of the world. Activities include exhibitions, curatorial projects, theoretical events, web site, editorial project and publications exchange, free access library and documentation centre, and artist archive.

Along its 10 years of existence, TEOR/éTica, located in the historical quarter of Barrio Amón, has developed one of the most dynamic and proactive initiatives in the region, with an international outreach and acknowledgement. During this time, TEORetica has become a centre for the generation of critical thought around contemporary artistic and social practices, through exhibitions, publications and documentary archive production.

TEORColeccionpermanente, the new museological space, opened in November 2008, containing a collection built progressively over the last twenty years. Mainly focused on current Central American Art, it also includes works by international artists, and has expanded through exchanges, donations, and direct acquisitions. This collection seeks to offer the local audience and international visitors, the possibility of appreciating many works created during key moments of recent years in Central America, that have built a regional visual memory. They are shown alongside international works, thus creating other types of relations.

June 18th, 7:30 pm / Exhibition of selected works from the collection and retracing the exhibition programme since June 1999 – including Carlos Capelán, Abigail Hadeed, Carlos Garaicoa, Patricia Belli, Nadin Ospina, Manuela Ribadeneira, Waltercio Caldas, Marco Maggi, Ana Tiscornia, Moisés Barrios, Priscilla Monge, Hector Burke, Liliana Porter, Federico Herrero, Oscar Muñoz, Lucia Madriz, Icaro Zorbar, among many others.

June 19th, 8:00 pm to 2:00 am / Bailongo!!!!!!!!!!!! Dance Party at the popular dance hall “El Tobogán”, with salsa music by the notorious Costa Rican band La Solución. All artists in the collection invited!!

June 23rd, 7:30 pm / Book presentation “Three women, three memories”, a homage to three Central American artists of the 20th century Margarita Azurdia (Guatemala), Emilia Prieto (Costa Rica) and Rosa Mena Valenzuela (El Salvador). This volume presents the contribution of these women, who worked from 1930 to the end of the millennium, to the art history of Central America. Essays by Virginia Pérez-Ratton, Rosina Cazali, Sila Chanto and Rodolfo Molina, bilingual, illustrated edition. Publication printed through the generous support of the Getty Foundation.

July 16th, 8:00 pm Concert by internationally acclaimed, Costa Rican guitarist Mario Ulloa with a specially prepared repertoire, followed by reception by Kalu. Tickets available at TEOR/éTica.

August 12th to 26th / Workshop with Central American artists and curators, open for registration at info@teoretica.org This workshop tries to get together in San José a group of cultural agents whom had produced critical projects of edition, archive, documentation, and communication in Central America. The main idea is to share the work made from different artistic and political projects, and also to promote other ways of production and knowledge’s traffic.

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