KapaqLab is a Peruvian collective that is impulsing a project called Native Peoples’ House. Through its website, which will be a digital space for meeting and exhibition of “expressions of Indigenous contemporary art” (*) that is created in Peru and elsewhere-and information about products (interviews, features, news, reflections, etc..) will be disseminated hat illustrate the present work and work in development of each artist and / or group o
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
The artists will work with indigenous peoples and other men and women (of indigenous origin) showing interest in the production and dissemination of “indigenous contemporary art.” We believe this initiative will mark a new milestone in the network, and in the city of Lima, because there are places that are rarely or little known that are dedicated to the expression of contemporary indigenous culture in cities, and which also respect uniqueness.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
The content will always seek to encourage dialogue, exchange, and understanding of aesthetic pursuits through reflection and analysis of “expressions of indigenous contemporary art.” The content is produced artists (through the exhibition of his works and projects) as well as through information and products, as interviews, news, editorials and other new forms of digital expression. The website will feature editorial curators and critics.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
The promoting group has direct communication with regional and national indigenous organizations in Peru such as CARE, FENAMAD, ASHIRELV, AIDESEP, among others. It is also expected to have the support of schools and contemporary art galleries, public and private universities, organizations and national and international institutions related to contemporary indigenous art, and public institutions. We have the support of kolekt in Paris.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
In the span of 12 months, we look forward to the continued participation of at least 15 participants (between individual artists and groups) who will be invited, through a public call, to be trained according to their availability of time and stay in Lima. Each training day will be personalized and each participant will be provided follow-up and monitoring, setting goals based on their progress and capabilities.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
Rising Voices can support the translation into other languages and dissemination of publications that are made through KapaqLab. It can also help in disseminating fundraising campaigns that is organized by the group in order to support the development of projects of the artists participating in the website.
Paola Zulema Quiroz Rojas
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April 5, 2013
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