IKT CELEBRATES ITS FIRST CONGRESS IN MIAMI
For the first time in 45 years, the annual congress of the International Association of Contemporary Art Curators IKT will be held in the city of Miami. The conference will take place from April 11 to 14. In addition to being the main opera of the congress in the United States, the new edition will hold a Post-Congress in Havana, Cuba, from April 15 to 18.
In charge of the independent curator Ombretta Agró Andruff and a team of other eleven curators, the congress will be held over the course of four months with an opening at The Wolfsonian-FIU, on Thursday, April 11th. Seventeen cultural institutions in Miami-Dade County and nineteen individual events make up the schedule for the other days. In addition, a series of activities will be open to the public with the aim of having a greater impact.
Although all the activities that are part of the celebration have high value, from IKT they assured that it is the closing symposium (April 14) the center of attention. The debate, led by art critic and historian T.J. Demos at the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will be open to the public and will emphasize issues such as sustainability and resilience in cultural production. Also participating artists, cultural producers and academics, all of them with their specific contribution in a matter that has many edges.
"The objective of IKT Miami is to highlight the diversity and vitality of the contemporary art scene in Miami, focusing on issues of resilience and sustainability through the lens of cultural production in South Florida, the Caribbean and America. Latina ", they expressed from the association in a statement.
As for the other events open to the public, the congress will present two podcasts with Fresh Art International at The Wolfsonian-FIU on April 11 and at the Riviera Hotel on April 12; micro presentations of artists from the Rubell Family collection on April 13; the closing reception at ArtCenter / South on Sunday the 14th and a screening of the artist Bill Fontana in the SoundScape Park.
Finally, the Post-Congress to be held in Havana was thought out in detail by the Miami Committee of IKT to collaborate with local artists and art professionals. The program includes visits to studios, the Wilfredo Lam Contemporary Art Center and a visit to the XIII Biennial of Havana.
IKT is the International Association of Contemporary Art Curators, a network that brings together curators from around the world to meet and share knowledge, exchange ideas and expand their professional relationships. Founded in 1973, it included among its initial members prominent curators such as Eberhard Roters, Eddy de Wilde and Harald Szeemann.