#GWCDMX presents the third edition of ArtTalks, a talks program aimed to generate a space for dialogue and reflection on the current state of art production, exhibition and collecting.

Museo Tamayo Auditorium ·  Saturday, September 23rd
ArtTalks is open to the general public and free admission. See you there!

10:00 · 10:50 hrs.          Artist Talk
German artist Josephine Meckseper in conversation with curator and director of the Tamayo Museum, Juan Gaitán.

10:50 · 11:00 hrs.          Screening “A Cry for Peace”
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Guernica and the World Peace Month, Museo Tamayo and Gallery Weekend Mexico City present the film “A Cry for Peace” by the Mexican artist Denise De La Rue. A bullfighter dances with his crutch in front of “Guernica” by Pablo Picasso, iconic work that has been erected as one of the most representative anti-war pieces in art history. With a three-minute duration and musical score of the Oscar-winning Gustavo Santaolalla, the piece alludes to the parallels between the life, death, violence and conquest contained both in war and bullfighting.

11:00 am · 11:50 hrs.    The Social Role of Art
Art enriches, informs and questions our society. This panel will talk about the formation, presence and absence of a collection in relation to the projects of each of the participants in terms of a broader social function: who sre these directed to, whom do they reach, and what kind of interactions they generate. This will be addressed through three specific case studies: Lisa Schiff (Schiff Fine Art, NY), art advisor, dedicated to building collections, many of them with important social functions such as the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation; Pedro Barbosa (The CMB, Coleção Moraes-Barbosa, São Paulo), owner and operator of an established collection that supports two residency programs in Europe and one in São Paulo, as well as two social projects in Brasil; Ruth Estévez (LA), director and curator of REDCAT, an interdisciplinary contemporary arts center for innovative arts that introduces diverse audiences to the most influential developments in the arts from around the world through projects and publications. It also gives artists in this region the creative support they need to achieve national and international stature. · Moderated by Humberto Moro, curator, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah.