In the framework of the annual Congress of the International Association of Curators (IKT), which is being held for the first time in the United States, a series of public activities are held throughout the city of Miami. With the participation of more than a hundred curators from around the world, artists and personalities linked to the art scene in Miami, the conference takes place between April 11 and 14. The focus of the conversations is on the Miami-Dade artists and the cultural producers that address sustainability issues in South Florida.

Cara Despain, sea unseen, 2016. Audio narrative installed in storm drains in downtown Miami originally commissioned by Fringe Projects Miami.

The programming of the IKT Congress is divided into three days where three main activities will be carried out. On Friday 12, the organization Fresh Art International - a platform to develop creative solutions to the problems of the 21st century - led by independent curator Cathy Byrd presents Mix and Mingle with Fresh Art International. By way of an open conversation, Eva Asp, Bayardo Blandino, Aldeide Delgado, Taru Elfving, Michele Fiedler Fuentes, O'Neil Lawrence, LOCUS, Yucef Merhi, Lorie Mertes, Najja Moon and Marina Reyes Franco will participate in this talk.

On Saturday, the Artists 5-Minute Rounds will be held in the Rubell Family Collection building (95 Northwest 29th Street, Miami, FL 33127). On this occasion, ten artists and cultural producers from Miami will present their projects to the IKT delegates. As reported by the organization, the participating artists are Carlos Betancourt, Asif Farooq, Fabian Peña, Christina Pettersson, Troy Simmons, Juana Valdés, Agustina Woodgate and Antonia Wright; and the list of cultural producers is completed by Deborah Mitchell, Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE), Andrea Orane and Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI).

Finally, on Sunday, April 14, ARTiculating Sustainability: Resilience in the Climate Crisis? symposium will be held. The debate will take place at the emblematic Pérez Art Musem in Miami (PAMM). This will involve artists, curators and writers who will emphasize the possibilities and skills of artistic and cultural production to raise awareness and act in the face of the climate crisis that threatens international society. Among the most prominent figures of the symposium is the historian, critic and curator T.J. Demos, specialized in the approach of artists in relation to global, biopolitical and ecological crises. Lydia Plato Lazaro, Allison Schifani, and Meryl Shriver-Rice will also take part.

In addition, on that same day the curators of the congress will be able to attend the studios of the Oolite Arts 2019 residents and a projection of the artist Bill Fontana in the Soundscape Park of Miami will be open to the general public.