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Found in Translation: Prácticas Comunitarias dentro de America Latine Sesión 2

Community Practices within Latinx America

Sessions will be held on Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6:30 – 8pm

This seminar, led by visual artist, curator and community artist José Ortiz-Pagán, will guide the audience through a contemporary survey of artists that are developing their practice within communal settings. The sessions will focus on Latinx artists across the entire American continent and how each one of their practices develops different forms of engaging community, while lifting their stories within a broader platform.

Registration is free and includes admission to all four Zoom sessions.

Prácticas Comunitarias dentro de America Latine

Las sesiones se llevarán a cabo el Jueves, 6, 13, 20 y 27 de octubre, 6:30 – 8pm

A través de este seminario el artista, curador y organizador José Ortiz-Pagán, introducirá a la audiencia una variedad de artistas enfocados en Arte Comunitario. Este curso se enfocará en la forma que varios artistas han desarrollado estrategias para envolver varias comunidades en sus proyectos con enfoques que resaltan los retos que afectan dichas comunidades. El curso considerara artistes Latiné de todo el continente Americano.

La inscripción es gratuita e incluye la entrada a las cuatro sesiones de Zoom.

About José Ortiz-Pagán

José Ortiz-Pagán is a visual artist and cultural organizer working on community-based art projects concerned with how art projects can include people on a local level, how to negotiate a diverse notion of cultural expression, and how to create safe places for people to develop their evolving traditional practices.

While working with Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, Ortiz-Pagán developed the annual Día de los Muertos celebration in collaboration with the Calaca Flaca Committee that took place in various locations in Southwest Philadelphia; as well as Bring Your Own Project (BYOP), a multi-part “place-keeping” project grounded in two extensive residency partnerships with W.O.A.R. (Women Organized Against Rape), and VietLEAD, a neighborhood program that supports Vietnamese communities.

As a printmaker, Ortiz-Pagán addresses how postindustrial and post-colonial communities, the use of time, economies, and spiritual practices serve as a cultural gateway to develop community strength and self-agency. He has received awards and developed projects with Second State Press, Taller Puertorriqueño, Chemical Heritage Museum and the Art Anthropology Museum at the University of Puerto Rico. His work has been featured in exhibitions including the 2015 Trienal Poligráfica in San Juan PR, the international printmaking biennial in Taiwan ROC, and the publication New American Paintings.

About Found in Translation

Found in Translation is a free series of art history and critical theory workshops organized by Fleisher in partnership with several cultural institutions throughout Philadelphia. The series specifically focuses on centering BIPOC and Queer voices, reflecting a more inclusive view of the communities we work with. Found in Translation, aligned with Fleisher’s mission of making art more accessible through our education and community programs, brings these valuable perspectives to a broader public.