Residencies Studio Sessions: Artist talk by Martha Atienza (Philippines/Netherlands), Artist-in-Residence
Can art trigger empowerment? Can collective action efficiently tackle social, economic, and environmental issues? Is it possible to constitute a shared platform across different communities to address common challenges? How to position community-based practices within the context of the art world? These and other questions have been lingering in the mind of Martha Atienza during her long-time engagement with the local communities of Bantayan Island, her hometown in the Philippines. Many of her projects since 2010 aim to raise awareness, create connections, and trigger collective actions to identify the needs of the islanders and work towards sustainable solutions to social, economic, and environmental issues. Held at the end of her residency, this talk allows Atienza to discuss her artistic process and working methodologies as well as to share her thoughts on recent experiences and preoccupations.
The talk will be held in the artist's studio at Gillman Barracks, Block 37 Malan Road, Studio #01-01.
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