In connection with Aimée Zito Lema’s current exhibition A Series of Gestures will Spanish independent curator Violeta Janeiro Alfageme give a talk on collaborative art practices. Afterwards Aimée Zito Lema and Violeta Alfageme will engage in a talk about the exhibition at Kunsthall Trondheim and Aimée Zito Lema’s art practice.
Violeta Janeiro Alfageme (1982) is a curator and researcher. Her work centres primarily on collaborative art practices, politics of knowledge and alternative forms of production, reception and channelling of art. She has worked at the 52nd Venice Biennale, at the Guggenheim Museum New York (Curatorial Fellowship) and at the Spanish Consulate in Shanghai. She is currently preparing her Doctoral Thesis at Universidad de Santiago de Compostela on collaborative art in Spain during the 1990s.
A Series of Gestures points toward how the body relates to power structures within a bio-political frame work. As with spoken language, gestures; the language of the body, express power structures, but can also formulate alternatives to these. In these works, the body is recognized as a political tool that is both governed and resists this governance through a series of gestures – either as part of a political movement in demonstrations or as a motor for care and organization beyond representational politics.