Nicolás (The Bronx), Anna (Jerez de la Frontera), and Laia (Barcelona) have been communicating since February 2020 between the U.S. and Europe through WhatsApp, making visible some of the aspects of art praxis that do not usually translate as art within the exhibition space: friendship and camaraderie. All three friends share common denominators: they met in Catalonia; have worked with communities; and are interested in art that thrives within the day-to-day. Similarly, they have focused on shaping experiences and situations that defy art as a competitive field, and instead have labored within a context of partnership and familial relationships, where the artistic and the personal mingle and nurture one another.
This program will open with a Zoom conversation between Sara Reisman, Executive and Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and Nicolás on the influence of friendship in his work, leading to a discussion on the process of On Art and Friendship with Nicolás, Anna Recasens, and Laia Solé. The evening will close with an opportunity for attendees to briefly share about meaningful connections in their lives.
On Art and Friendship was conceived by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo and developed in partnership with Laia Solé, and Anna Recasens.
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