Talks, Tours, and On-site Programs
ARTIST TALKS and RADIO PROGRAMS
In September, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School presented a talk with artist Beatriz Cortez on Ilopango, the Volcano that Left and her research around the project.
The exhibition includes an after-hours installation and closing-day event by Hugo Esquinca, who will be presenting a work that probes the negative space and time of Shifting Center. Amplifying EMPAC’s sound systems throughout the building during the exhibition’s off-hours, the piece will explore sound at the margin of perceptibility, mediated through the Center’s architecture.
SATURDAY EXHIBITION TOURS WITH CURATORS VIC BROOKS, NIDA GHOUSE, and KATHERINE C.M. ADAMS
Three public tours with the Shifting Center curators offer insights into how EMPAC’s unique building is used to stage the exhibition. Shifting Center uses EMPAC’s performing arts and media production venues as exhibition spaces. In doing so, the exhibition sonically activates the building as though it were an instrument. The tour introduces the Center’s unique acoustic and theatrical architectures in the course of exploring the exhibition’s featured artworks.
Dates + Tickets
EMPAC Fall 2023
Ilopango, the Volcano that Left by Beatriz Cortez is co-commissioned by EMPAC–Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Storm King Art Center, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School. The sculpture was created in part while Beatriz Cortez was in residence at Atelier Calder, Saché, France.
The sculpture’s journey up the Hudson River and its documentation for the forthcoming film by Guillermo Escalón are supported by EMPAC–Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Teiger Foundation, and the Simons Foundation. Additional program support is provided through the artist's Borderlands Fellowship at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.
Shifting Center is made possible by Teiger Foundation. This project is supported by a Curatorial Research Fellowship from The Andy Warhol Foundation. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.