Artist Talk with Kobra, Eric Miles and Micaela Anaya
Moderator Luciana Solano
ARTalks is a series of multidisciplinary encounters conceived and curated by Luciana Solano. The Talks aim to connect Brazilians involved in cultural projects in NYC and local professionals in areas that intersect.
ARTalks premiered with a conversation between the Brazilian street artist, Kobra, and Groundswell representatives, Eric Miles and Micaela Anaya mediated by Solano. They discussed Kobra’s latest serie of murals, Colors of Liberty in NYC and the correlation with Groundswell's work that uses street art to advance social justice and community change.
ARTalks is co-produced by Solano with The Consulate General of Brazil in NY.
Conversation between Ryan Kuo and Luciana Solano as part of Living Content Live
Times Square Space, New York, NY
Solano and Kuo discussed their common interest in systems and nonlinear sequences, with Kuo's recent work *File: A Primer* as an example.
Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY.
Barbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca discussed their practice with independent curator Luciana Solano over excerpts of their videos Holy Tremor (2017); You are seeing things (2016) and Set to Go (2015). The conversation touched on strategies of collaboration with their subjects and how it constructs images and build a language intended to be accessible to everyone. They also covered matters of race, gender, and the power of representation and how traditional events have been transformed into products for consumption.
Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY
Topics covered the process of being part of the New Museum Triennial - from the invitation, passing through his notebooks to the walls of the museum. Solano and Paula also shared their studio visits experience together and analized Paula’s practice that tackles issues of race, history of slavery, and Brazilian afro descendants rituals. The talk was supported by AnnexB residency.
Artist Talk with Bruno Miguel and Carolina Paz mediated by curator Luciana Solano during solo show Bruno Miguel: Reason and Seduction
Sapar Contemporary, TriBeCa, NY
Some highlights of the conversation were recurrent themes in both artist's work such as abundance and affection and the importance of non-linear thinking in their practices. They also addressed trust in their practices. While Miguel shared his use of the exhibition layout as a tool to establish a relationship of trust with the viewer, Paz described her process of establishing trust within collaborations in her social practice projects. Miguel grounded his belief on his 3D work as painting while Paz discoursed about how she sees her paintings as objects.