SPAIN: AN ART PROGRAM THAT PROMOTES SOCIAL INTEGRATION IN THE NEW MIGRATORY CONTEXT
In the framework of Esther Aldaz exhibition La Casa Contenida (The Contained House), the Centro Cultural el Tanque in collaboration with the Lisson Gallery, opens on Friday 10th The Radical Hospitality Project, a multi-year initiative (2018/2019) that brings together a distinguished group of writers, curators, architects, artists and choreographers to question the role that certain practices acquire. The aim of this project is the creation of a productive and critical space through which problems with social transformations and migratory flows of recent years are addressed and, from there, to develop new forms of adaptability and coexistence with them.
Carried out by Cara Courage, Director of Tate Exchange - a program developed by Tate Modern -, Ramón Salas, Professor at the University of La Laguna (Spain) and Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Territorial Coordinator for the Canary Islands of the Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid , the inauguration will take place through an open forum on culture and migrant policies. After the forum, the documentary film Human Flow by Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei will be screened, which explores the lives behind the images that impact viewers around the world.
As a starting point, The Radical Hospitality Project uses the monastic and Benedictine notion of "radical hospitality" making a significant approach for consideration of new host policies in the crisis located between institutions and critical imagination. Likewise, the cycle will debate on new forms of elasticities and artistic interventions to promote the relationship between communities, discourses, ideologies and bodies.