Ciudadanías en escena: Entradas y salidas de los derechos culturales

Del 21 al 30 de agosto del 2009 el Instituto Hemisférico de Performance y Política y la Universidad Nacional de Colombia invitaron a artistas, performeros, académicos y activistas a proponer performances, ponencias, música, videos, instalaciones, exposiciones de artes visuales, temas para grupos de trabajo, proyectos de activismo, acciones virtuales y otras propuestas que vinculaban performance y política en las Américas para participar en su encuentro “Ciudadanías en escena: Entradas y salidas de los derechos culturales.” El evento de 10 días invitó a los participantes a investigar los derechos culturales y sus complejas relaciones con el tema de la ciudadanía tanto en contextos históricos como contemporáneos, y les dio la oportunidad de investigar la relación entre performance y la política a través de diversas formas expresivas, categorías de análisis, disciplinas, tradiciones y movimientos. Los temas de discusión se organizaron bajo tres ejes generales que sirvieron como punto de partida para una gran variedad de performances, instalaciones, exposiciones, mesas redondas, talleres, conferencias y grupos de trabajo: “Memorias de la política y legados de las ciudadanías”; “Luchas por las ciudadanías”; y “Multiculturalidad, interculturalidad y migración”. Las mujeres de FOMMA participaron en el encuentro, compartiendo sus propias experiencias en cuanto a los derechos culturales y presentando su obra Dueño de las mariposas en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia en Bogotá.

 

From August 21 to 30, 2009, the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and the National University of Colombia invited artists, performers, academics, and activists to propose performances, lectures, music, videos, installations, art exhibitions, work groups, activist projects, virtual actions, and other proposals that linked performance with politics in the Americas to participate in their meeting entitled “Citizenship On Stage: Entrances and Exits from Cultural Rights.” The 10-day event invited participants to investigate cultural rights and their complex relationships to citizenship in both historic and contemporary contexts and provided them with the opportunity to research the relationship between performance and politics via various expressive forms, analytical categories, disciplines, traditions, and movements. Discussion topics were organized under three main ideas that served as points of departure for a great variety of performances, installations, exhibitions, roundtables, workshops, conferences, and work groups: “Memories of Politics and the Legacy of its Citizenships”; “Fights for Citizenships”; and “Multiculturalism, Interculturalism, and Migration.” The women of FOMMA participated in the meeting, wherein they shared their own experiences regarding cultural rights and presented their play, “Owner of the Butterflies,” in the National University of Colombia in Bogotá.

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Arte Acción is an interdisciplinary platform located in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas that focuses on developing public performance programming and linking different social groups together in order to promote diverse forms of human development through diverse, continual activities geared towards increasing public awareness, personal reflection and the creation of artistic and political projects. It is a platform first developed with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in collaboration with Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), a theatre troupe of indigenous women. Arte Acción, encompasses public lectures, roundtables, performances, public actions and projections seeking to promote, present and archive performative practices as a social, cultural and political in it's collaboration and research with local, national, and international communities.