These practices are produced within the context of the neighborhood that houses the project, together with artists, writers, collectives, neighbors and other organizations. PCM is a space of political reflection on a variety of subjects (art, institutionality, pedagogy, the city), whose epicenter for thought is its own location within a central area of the former colonial city, which is currently undergoing a major process of transformation.
To produce new modes of sociability and collaboration related to events of the real and of existence, favoring the sphere of the multiple/diverse; to question the notion of “interest” in collective practices (even “common interest”), which is characteristic of utilitarian visions producing “reciprocal gain” (Wright); to promote affective and labor processes capable of hosting different skills and perceptions, building supplemental skillsets from the collective, fostering the constant weaving of “invisible bonds of trust”.
To move away from the notion of “contemporary artistic practices” and closer to that of “collective cultural practices”, to include social, economic, organizational and institutional conditions, bolstering the cohabitation of autonomous space as a way of sharing and producing as the outcome of collaboration, negotiation and friction (Sánchez de Serdio).
To question logics of authorship, nomination and legitimation in the culturalartistic realm, transcending the author-work-public triad. For this, working in two different directions becomes necessary: on the one hand, towards building a collective subject of curatorship; on the other, to value the spaces and opportunities for creativity as an active adaptation to the world, and the possibility of operating within it as a starting point for organizational analysis (Szefer Karlsen).
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Apoyan: FfAI / UdelaR / Fundación Itaú
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