"Caleb D." by Todd T. Brown
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This presentation by artist Caleb Duarte discusses the critical role of international artist residencies as they help to evolve artistic practices and perspectives in the context of globalization, particularly in the Global South. This talk is presented in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title, curated by Caleb Duarte, currently on view at the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco through February 19. Following Duarte's presentation, there will be a conversation between Duarte and de Young Artist Fellow Todd Thomas Brown.
More on the exhibition:
Where the United Nations Used to Be is an exhibition curated by Caleb Duarte and Mia Eve Rollow, Founders of EDELO, Red Poppy's sister art house in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. The exhibition highlights a cross-section of EDELO resident artists, past and present, with works representing cultural and political movements, both local and international, including artists such as Juan Gayo, a San Juan Chamula painter and former mayor; Thomas, a zapatista coffee grower and painter; Rigo 23, muralist and illustrator based in New York; Kaity Yamasakie; Veronica Gomez Lopes, former organizer for Mayan Weavers (Jalom Mayaetik); and AFKAF, a six-person collaborative exchange between Manila and the Bay Area. Also, art professors and community activists are included in the exhibition that have all helped to contribute to the identity of the EDELO experiment. The Red Poppy Art House and EDELO wish to create an intercommunal airport of diverse practices from all areas of the planet.