Open Engagement is an international conference that sets out to explore various perspectives on art and social practice and expand the dialogue around socially engaged art making. The Open Engagement conference is an initiative of Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA concentration. A presentation about the ANTI-OQUIA project is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th, at 10am.
From 1936 to 1945, Colombian philosopher Fernando González wrote, edited, directed and distributed “Revista Antioquía” from his house in Medellín. "Antioquía" was a self-published magazine from which he peered and laughed at the perpetual show depicting the reality of politics and media in Colombia, "using the right of every citizen to enjoy and make others enjoy the show; that is what’s invaluable about life: It’s free representation itself. " With slogans like "We live as The Enemy," "We are pirates" and "To hell with success!" this pamphlet was presented as an evolving anti-manifesto that consolidated the angular voice of Gonzalez and, in turn, appropriated a common voice, the voice of Antioquia.
During June and July 2012, ANTI-OQUIA (a pirate agency based in Casa Tres Patios in Medellín) is inviting the local public to re-imagine the project of the Antioquia magazine (1936-1945) for the Medellin of today. This process will be documented in a publication for which materials of all kinds will be selected. Although focusing on content with an emphasis on literary and critical text, this new printed iteration also aims to incorporate visual art in print and online media. The selection of the material that will comprise the final publication will be made by editorial boards open to the public, where authors and publishing participants will propose the new rules of the publication. A final exhibition and launch event announce the future of this troubled agency.
You can follow the project at facebook.com/antioquiapirata
On March 3rd, 2012, Low Lives: Occupy! an international platform designed to enable artists, audiences, and presenters to comment and connect to the international Occupy movement, will transmit live performances, actions, and happenings online as they occur in real time around the world.
The Hemispheric Institute, which will serve as presenting partner and official New York City venue for Low Lives: Occupy!, will present one live performance during the March 3 event, and screen all other selections in real time using live-streaming technology.
Event Date: 3 March 2012
6-10 pm EST
Opening talk for Narco Nation | Drug-Borders | Utopian-Futures
November 2nd | Noon to 1 p.m.
Presented with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Duke
John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240.
2204 Erwin Road. Durham. NC. 27707
Room 240, John Hope Franklin Center
Also through Duke Live at: http://www.ustream.tv/dukeuniversity
November 4th | 7pm
Johnny Medejean LIVE
Fredric Jameson Gallery, Friedl Building, Duke East Campus. 1316 Campus Dr. Durham, NC.
Two Bazuco shows coming up:
at Kala Art Institute. Berkeley, CA. Showcasing "Our Business is None Of Your Art" as part of "Cashing Out" curated by Julio C. Morales
October 27 - December 3, 2011
Reception: Thursday, October 27, 6pm
at Duke Univerisity's Fredric Jameson Gallery (Duke East campus) for NARCO-NATION | DRUG- BORDERS | UTOPIAN-DIASPORAS
"EL ROCK ESTA MUERTO," an old project based in Bogotá, is being revamped for "Relocations," an exhibition about the urban experience at The Green Hill Center for NC Art. Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2011 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Show will be on until November 6, 2011.
"Profesor Bazuco's International Public address" will be showing in Low Lives: Selections at Galeria Homero Massena in Vitória, Brazil, as part of a program of 22 performance videos from the Low Lives platform. This selection of videos will be on view January 13 - 14 as part of the 4th edition of TRAMPOLIM performance series.
Two Bazuco Propaganda pieces will be exhibited at the Whole Gallery
Curated by Hannah Brancato and Jessie Unterhalter, Sign Language includes works by 40 artists and groups from Baltimore and beyond.
Whole Gallery, H and H building, 405 W. Franklin St, 3rd floor, from June 17th-July 19th
Opening reception on June 17th from 7-9pm.
Bazuco Media Corporation is celebrating its first 5 years of operations, with the release of a colossal publication featuring intergalactic superstar guests. 140+ pages of elegant poison, courtesy of: Piterwilson, Danilo El Romántico, Miki Guadamur, Fugazi, Greta Alvarez, Victor Albarracín, Amílcar Ortega, Profesor Bazuco, Dead Druglords, Juan E. Rios, Juan William Chávez, Aaron Nemec, Jordan Cleland, Lucas Ospina and many more.
Lateley, some reviews of Giankos's EP (for which I did the cover art) have shown up on the web. Gianko is the latin king of mash-up and neotropicana. A Venezuelan native, this caribbean idol is a mercyless dictator on the dancefloor. For years, his band Cachicamo Con Caspa has been releasing the best tropical versions of pop classics you could think of, and now he goes solo to conquer the world, one cumbia at a time.
106 TV is an experiment on academia, design and media. By creating a webTV reality show with the students from the Design II / 3D Foundations Class at Purdue, we pretend to talk back to the mediation of Design seen on TV today. Having the students become media producers, instead of just consumers. (Read more about it here)
Available for download at the BZC website, this new track is an online collaboration, featuring Venezuela's most iconic pop duo: Las Ultrafabulosas.
Music by Juan Rios and Juan Obando
Lyrics and Vocals by Greta Alvarez
Mixing and Mastering: Juan Obando