Venue: Student square no 5
Date: December 13th 2022 18:00 Small Hall
Between utility and emotion.
Inland artistic practices.
by Amelie Aranguren
In my talk I will talk about the Campo Adentro project that began in 2010 as an initiative about the need to think about the rural environment as a place for artistic creation and how over the years we have felt the need to face the reality and difficulty of living off the land. This is how we have our own agroecological production with a flock of sheep and the recovery of a village in the mountains that aims to be a collective agrarian and artistic production essay.
But the commitment of the city is fundamental and thus arises the CAR, Centro de Acercamiento a lo Rural, our space in Madrid. This window to the rural is born with the purpose of bringing to the city the experience of self-sufficiency and sustainability of the agrarian tradition. The challenge of Campo Adentro is to create awareness of all that agricultural work and life in rural areas has to offer, an enrichment for both rural and urban areas.
Inland flock in Casa de Campo, Madrid
Amelie Aranguren, head of artistic programming at INLAND’s Center for the Aproach to the Rural (CAR) in Madrid and Inland member since 2010. She has been coordinator of exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, head of Espacio Uno at the Museo Reina Sofía, a space dedicated to specific projects by emerging artists, director of Activities at the Fundación Federico García Lorca, a private foundation dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the poet’s legacy and artistic director of the Max Estrella gallery.
INLAND is a collective dedicated to agricultural, social and cultural production, and a collaborative agency. It was started in 2009 as a project about an organization that engages territories, culture, and social change, by Fernando Garcia Dory, artist and agroecologist. During its first stage (2010-2013) and taking Spain as initial case study, INLAND comprised an international conference, artistic production with 22 artists in residence in the same number of villages across the country, and nationwide exhibitions and presentations.
This was followed by a period of reflection and evaluation, launching study groups on art & ecology, and series of publications. Today INLAND functions as a collective and works as a para-institution to open space for land-based collaborations, economies and communities-of-practice as a substrate for post-Contemporary Art cultural forms. Appearing in different forms in different countries, whilst dissolving individual agency in the collective, INLAND publishes books, produces shows, and makes cheese. It also advises as a consultant for the European Union Commission on the use of art for rural development policies while facilitating a shepherd and nomadic peoples movements, and is recovering an abandoned village in an undisclosed location for collective artistic and agricultural production. In 2015 it was presented at Istanbul Biennial, at Casco Art Projects in The Netherlands, PAV Torino in Italy and the Maebashi Museum of Japan. In 2017 it has been working at Contemporary Arts Glasgow, MALBA, Matadero Madrid, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, and developing field actions in Italy (TRANSART Festival Bolzano and Puglia) and at the Jeju Biennial, South Korea. Recently INLAND has been awarded the Council of Forms, Paris and the Carasso Foundation awards to finalise New Curriculum, a project devoted to training the artists and rural agents of the future. For 2019, it was presented at Serpentine London, Pompidou Paris, Savvy Berlin, Cittadelarte Milan and Casa do Povo, Sao Paulo. In 2020 is prepairing proposals for Baltic Art Centre (Newcastle, UK), Madre (Napoli), Istanbul, Urals and Kosovo Biennales and documenta fifteen.
The event is free and open to the public.
The WCSCD educational program and series of public lectures have been initiated and organized by Biljana Ciric.
The lecture by Amelie Aranguren is supported by Embajada de España en Belgrado
We thank following partners for supporting selected participants for 2022 program:
Romanian Cultural Institute. Artcom platform , Kadist Foundation, William Demant Foundation