Sunday, 12 February
Curatorial Talkthrough with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
The Brussels Independent Film Festival aims to celebrate and connect the Brussels film scene. This is why we are delighted to partner up with ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts, a longtime staple within the capital's cultural landscape. The Brussels Independent Film Festival is an official partner for the ARGOS exhibition 'Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Oriana'.
The 'curatorial talkthrough' is an insider's introduction to the ARGOS exhibitions. The aim is to facilitate a dialogue between artist(s), curator(s) and the public. The talkthrough consists of context-specific reflections on the exhibited work, of sharing thoughts and knowledge about the exhibition's production process and of trivial and less trivial matters, such as stories, gossip, and jokes encountered by both the artist(s) and curator(s) along the way.
The artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz and curators Fernanda Brenner and Niels Van Tomme will stroll through the exhibition space with visitors, sharing thoughts about their own experiences with Oriana.
DATE AND TIME
Curatorial Talkthrough: 12 February 2023, 15:00-16:00
Exhibition: 11 February - 7 May 2023, Thursday - Sunday 12:00–19:00
ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts
Werfstraat 13 rue du chantier
ARGOS applies the pay what you can-system: visitors are asked to pay according to their own financial situation. More info here.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
"This winter ARGOS presents Oriana, the first solo exhibition in Belgium by Puerto Rican artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz. The presentation consists of a single multi-channel audiovisual installation that is spread out across the ARGOS building."
"Beatriz Santiago Muñoz develops her films and videos through writing, as well as through chance encounters and structured improvisation with non-actors. Using tools of ethnography, the artist mines local histories and indigenous mythologies, creating multilayered filmic interventions that juxtapose documentary with fiction and storytelling. For Santago Muñoz, the camera is an instrument of mediation between those in front of and behind the lens. The mutual recognition of each other's presence is thus the starting point for establishing pivotal audiovisual connections, which form the conceptual basis of her work."
Read more about the exhibition at ARGOS here.