The Future Lasts Forever is a book and exhibition project initiated by artists Runo Lagomarsino and Carlos Motta featuring contributions by 21 artists, collectives, and writers who reflect about “the future of Latin America.”
November 19, 2011, 3 pm at Gävle Konstcentrum
Book Release and Exhibition Opening
Presentation of the project by Carlos Motta and Runo Lagomarsino
Lecture by Miguel López, Red Conceptualismos del Sur
Moderator: Lisa Rosendahl, Director, Iaspis
Kungsbäcksvägen 32, BOX 857, 801 31, Gävle, Sweden
What is the future of Latin America?
When thinking about the making of a future, of an idea of futurity, we must think of what kind of historical lenses we shall employ. The future is inevitably tied to the past and it is defined by the present. The past has been created by ghosts that have determined the present; as specters they manifest in the present as agents of influence. Is there a productive mechanism to free ourselves from this kind of historical determination? What is the role of memory and history in this process? What is the role of artists in imagining a society of the future?
The Future Lasts Forever compiles newly commissioned essays and projects by a group of Latin American artists and thinkers, who have been assigned the task of reflecting on “the future of Latin America.” The ideas conceived challenge traditional expectations about what the future will bring. The texts and projects in this publication also attempt to transcend stereotypical representations of Latin America, to reflect about our relationship to historical narratives, and to recognize the importance of the actions carried through in the present
With contributions by: Alexander Apóstol, Beta-Local with Juan López Bauza and Luis Pérez, Giuseppe Campuzano, Carlos Capelán, Isabel García Pérez de Arce, Marianna Garín and Roberto Jacoby, Inti Guerrero, Runo Lagomarsino, Walter Mignolo, Carlos Motta, Mujeres Creando, Juan Velentini and Carla Zaccagnini.
Download a free PDF of the book here
The Future Lasts Forever is also an exhibition presented at Gävle Konstcentrum in Sweden (November 19, 2011– March 4, 2012), featuring works by Allora & Calzadilla, Francis Alÿs, Carlos Bunga, Mariana Castillo Deball, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Carlos Garaicoa, Antoni Muntadas, Adriana Lara and Wilfredo Prieto.
The Future Lasts Forever is published in collaboration between Iaspis and Gävle Konstcentrum. A series of lectures and workshops will take place during the winter 2011–2012.
*Image above courtesy of the artist. Photo by Pablo León de la Barra.