Open Crits

Open Critique Sessions:
Hyperobjects and Ecologies of Artworks
With Odalis Valdivieso
Monday October 4, and October 24

Open Critique times will be arranged in small groups with participants of Parallax Drift.

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Hyperobjects and Ecologies of Artworks is a series of critiques led by Odalis Valdivieso in which participants will situate their artworks into the sphere of an ecosystem affecting not only the space they occupy but how they demand an action from the viewers as well. Current markets transform artworks into hyperobjects–appropriated word from Timothy Morton, who defines them as entities of such vast temporal and spatial dimensions that they defeat traditional ideas about what a thing is in the first place. These objects of great speculative value, occupy spaces more as empty vessels than accumulations of processes instead. How can they serve as means of artistic practice and the performative role of the audience? The critiques will include artworks by each and all participants and they will be structured as departing points for testing ideas about affect, rationale, as well as the ecosystem they create when grouped all together in one space.



Odalis Valdivieso is an artist and teacher living in Miami and lately working between Miami and Berlin. She has been featured in such exhibitions as Invisible, La Caja, Centro Cultural Chacao, Caracas; Arrhythmic Suite, MDC Museum of Art+Design, Miami; Framekini, Biquini Wax, Mexico City; An Empire Story, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami; Paper Folding, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery and Dimensions Variable, Miami; Grid’s World, Locusts Projects, Miami; Play-forms, Chatham University, Pittsburgh; New Work Miami 2010 and 2013, Miami Art Museum; 365 Lives, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art; Practices Remain, Regina Rex, New York; among others. She has also created or contributed to community projects such as Fall Semester, Talking Head Transmitters, and The Nightclub. She is the recipient of the 2016 Wavemaker Grant, the 2004 and 2014 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, as well as various Miami-Dade Community Grants.

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