Thinking about the present: What will we do to reinvent ourselves?

In the virtual discussion, curators shared their opinions on the current situation and what could happen in the not too distant future with cultural institutions.


The León Center presented this Wednesday, May 20, its third installment of the dialogue cycle, Thinking about the present. On this occasion, the topic was discussed What will we do to reinvent ourselves?, with the participation of the curators Emiliano Valdés, Gabriela Rangel, Yina Jiménez Suriel and Luis Graham Castillo.

Broadcast by the YouTube channel of the León Center, the conversation allowed analyze the new reality of cultural institutions and the impact that the crisis will have on the ways in which art is appreciated and enjoyed during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The curators analyzed aspects of current reality from different perspectives, articulating reflections on the one hand, from the production of the contemporary aesthetic sense and on the other, the sociocultural production.

Valdés, chief curator of the Museum of Modern Art of Medellín (MAMM), expressed that "the time has come, suddenly, to rethink ... It is a time for us to be agile and curious, to be alert and to have a critical stance towards what What have we been doing. I think that museums and institutions, somehow, we must lead this possibility of becoming aware of many of those things that we knew were not working, but that for different reasons we had not faced.

Rangel, artistic director of the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), said that "technology can help us make better use of the resources of distance and discursiveness in the art world," referring to the accessibility of spaces cultural.

The virtual conversation ended with a reflection by Castillo, an independent curator: «It is a moment at least to be now, to know who we are, with whom we are relating. This interaction allows us to identify these possibilities ».

The talk cycle Thinking about the present started last Tuesday May 5 and is part of the program León Home Center. These virtual activities can be found on the Centro León YouTube channel. To find out more information about the upcoming dialogues, you can find us on social networks like @centroleonrd.