Artists, curators, and art managers navigate a whole ecosystem of relationships with other agents, stakeholders, and sometimes, whole institutions. As we go about balancing often multiple roles and personal ethics, our ways of working may at times lead to unavoidable frictions and other challenges that are part of the dynamic process of partnership. Shared objectives require us to negotiate, compromise and deal with various tensions while at the same time care for our own personal goals and vision. How do we go about managing and building these hopefully symbiotic exchanges, and how does the sector take care of individuals in this challenging period?
'Taking Care of Ourselves' is the first installment of ART AND COMMUNITY, a series of dialogues that examine and explore the ecology of relationships within the Philippine artworld and its ties to society.
This conversation will bring together artists, art managers, and gallerists to discuss the relationships between various stakeholders in the artworld in different places in the Philippines, and to examine the strengths and potentials of the current systems of collaborations, as well as the challenges that stem from competing interests, structures, and forces that we encounter. How may we work towards maximizing our capacities and building more sustainable systems in our community?
Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan
Moderated by Patrick Flores
This webinar is organized by Metropolitan Museum of Manila and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts through the Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale (PAVB).