The SGC International will host “Bridges”, its 42nd annual conference in the San Francisco Bay Area, the first West Coast conference in the organization’s history. Positioned on the Pacific Rim, the Bay Area reflects the diversity of an international port, fosters a culture in which social justice runs parallel with technological innovation, and is home to an artistic community that continues to shape political activism.
Proyecto´ace panel at “Bridges”, the SGCI Conference 2014
Crossing a bridge can be an adventure to discover other territories or to face new challenges. For the last decade Proyecto’ace have encouraged artists to cross disciplines, cultures and places, embedding in its activities a distinctive atmosphere (a genius loci) in which diversity, exchange and risks taken place and have been welcome.
This panel will introduce Proyecto´ace, an independent/artist run/non-profit studio and residency program located in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina in South America. Since 2004 its international projects and residencies have been linking traditional and innovative printmaking with expanded field artistic practices as well as connecting international artists with Argentina artists; at the same time, it has introduce all of its participants to the urban and social environment from the city of Buenos Aires, one of Latin America cultural centers.
Proyecto´ace’ s Genius Loci
The phrase Genius Loci is a Latin expression for “genius of the place”, referring to classical Roman concept of the protective spirit of a place. This presentation will address how ´ace International Artist in Residence Program has been working as a driving force that serves as a bridge between different artistic practices within the cultures that produce them, but also between the invited artists with a rich cultural, urban and social community in Buenos Aires.