REMEDIAR. Open day of the MAR platform on cultural mediation and alter-institutionality


Madrid - Planta Alta, Casa Carasso & Reina Sofia Museum

3rd of October, 2022

Organized by MAR, REMEDIAR is a day to reconnect, revive and spread the knowledge and energies of a year of life of this tripartite project promoted by the Museo Reina Sofía, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation and hablarenarte, which this year has mobilized nearly 100 cultural agents from Spain and Latin America.

Platform, laboratory or archive are some of the words that describe MAR, an initiative designed to serve as a meeting point, rehearsal space and repository of agents and practices of critical mediation and cultural alter-institutionality.

On October the 3rd, all the artists, educators and mediators that make up the MAR network will meet for the first time in person, whether they are members of the Alzar study groups "Archive and Memory", "New Institutionalities" and "Mediation Politics";  the residents of Notar residency program, each of them linked to one of the lines of the program "Contemporary Discomforts", "Porous Institutions", "Commons", "Deviations", "Archive and Memory" and "Mediation Policies / critical pedagogies"; the archivists who nurture Caja, carry out the Barro podcasts (soon to be available) or document the MAR residencies; the colleagues who promote & coordinate the platform.

The network of agents that make up MAR is, however, even broader, since each initiative has called upon and connected various collaborators through interviews, meetings, workshops, etc.  REMEDIAR seeks to recognize, bring together and expand this informal network. It is not, therefore, a one-way dissemination day, but a forum in which to open more pores in a sometimes invisible work, to provide spaces for meeting and contrast with a broad artistic, cultural and educational network.

The day is built around presentations, meetings, talks and performative actions, which give shape to a plural program with multiple possible routes open to guests and the general public and that will happen both in the Reina Sofia Museum and in the building of the Carasso Foundation and in our residency space Planta Alta.

Among the numerous actions planned: build a spontaneous archive in situ around a traditional table; unearth some key words linked to new institutionalism today; discuss the conditions of a fair contract, question the policies of externalization of mediation; claim for an inclusive, decolonial and anti-racist cultural sphere  from the Juan Goytisolo square; display drawings and phonemes of those who have no voice; present dragons against police violence; reread pieces from the Museum's collection in a marine key; taste migrant recipes and cuisines; and dance lectures.


Program - Monday, October the 3rd, 2022

Morning - By invitation

9h-11h: Internal meeting of the Alzar study groups "Archive and memory", "New institutionalities" and "Mediation policies".

12h-14h: Dance conference and cross-presentation of Alzar's study groups.

Venues: Planta Alta (hablarenarte). Reina Sofia Museum. Carasso Foundation building.

Afternoon - Open to the public

15h-17h: Presentation of the Notar residencies.

-Silvia Teixeira - Open council: learning from the commons to inhabit the future / Sabatini Garden.

-La Parcería + Espacio Conciencia Afro - Intersticios / Nouvel Protocol Room.

-Dragons of Lavapiés - “Dragones x el Reina” / Sala Escuela perturbable (exhibition Tosquelles)

-Rodrigo Vera Cubas - “Modos de no-hablar”. Word and childhood in experimental poetics in Spain and Latin America / Sala Escuela perturbable (exhibition Tosquelles)

-Renata Cervetto - Archive and Memory / Library

-Marta Álvarez Guillen and AnaNan - “Contubernio para una filosofía útil en las aulas” / Library

18h: MAR tours. During the two guided tours that will go through different spaces of the museum, participants will access different information about the MAR platform through an exercise of situated metamediation.

19h30: Public action Intersticios (La Parcería + Conciencia Afro) / Plaza Juan Goytisolo

Venue: Reina Sofia Museum.

Full program here and registration available soon.


Photo credit: Capri Sea - Light Glittering, Italy. Nan Goldin, 1997. Courtesy Museo Reina Sofía.

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