A Research Workshop
on Artistic production and creation contexts was held
in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán from October 1st to
November 9th 2002. The activity was organized by artist Carlota
Beltrame and coordinated by artist Aldo Ternavasio -from Tucumán-
in collaboration with artist Sigurdur Gudmundsson -from Iceland-
who had been invited by the Rijksakademie van beeldente kunsten,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
A jury composed of artists Ana Claudia García, Tulio de Sagastizábal
and philosopher Jorge Lovisolo selected ten projects by Argentinean
artists (8 from the Province of Tucumán: Gely González,
Pablo Guiot, Natalia Lipovetzky, Damián Miroli, Fabián
Ramos, Roxana Ramos, Karina Simón and the duo Charles Vuillermet-Ricardo
Fatalini; and two by visitors from Buenos Aires and Córdoba:
Amalia Pica and Lucas Di Pascuale, respectively. Michael Coombs
(from England) and Erik Olofsen (from Holland) also participated
in this event with their own projects.
The proposal made by the organizers in Tucumán aimed at a
group discussion on the needs posed by this context and their incidence
on artists creative process, both at conceptual and formal
The participants carried out their work on a project for a month.
They went through different stages: presentation of and debate on
the hypothesis underlying the projects selected, development of
the projects, conclusions and public discussion of the works.
Aldo Ternavasio led the debate throughout the first two stages and
Sigurdur Gudmundsson joined him for the last stage.
Both artists, renowned locally and abroad, lectured on their work
at the Eugenio F. Virla Cultural Centre, Tucumán
This activity took place thanks to
the support of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Development
Cooperation through RAIN.
Trama is a partner in the RAIN
Artists' Initiatives Network.