Performing Localities: Recent Guatemalan Performance Art on Video

5 May 2009 – 6 Jun 2009

Event times

Tuesday and Wednesday, 6.30 - 8.30pm

Cost of entry

Advanced booking essential (limited numbers), Book now 020 7749 1240 or email


Travel Information

  • Old Street (exit 3)

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Iniva and the Department of Curating Contemporary Art at the RCA present Talks and Screenings at Rivington Place


'Performing Localities' is a two-day programme of talks and screenings exploring recent developments in Guatemalan performance art on video. Since the mid-nineties, when Guatemala emerged from several decades of devastating civil war, artists have been investigating their country's traumatic past and current realities through recorded performances and actions. Screened here for the first time in the UK, the works in this programme provide a plurality of responses to this shared context and history. 'Performing Localities' refers both to the localised conditions within Guatemala and to the artist's body as a locality, a site for addressing these conditions. The artists presented investigate the complex and contradictory relationships between indigenous traditions, patriarchal systems and corporate globalisation that define their country of origin. Artists include Regina José Galindo, Anibal Lopez, Marà ­a Adela Dà ­az and Sandra Monterroso. Speakers include Guatemalan critic and curator Rosina Cazali, Professor Oriana Baddeley, Deputy Director of TrAIN (Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation), Dr. Julian Stallabrass, Senior Lecturer in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art and London based curator Joanne Bernstein. Organised by first year students of the Curating Contemporary Art MA at the Royal College of Art in collaboration with Iniva at Rivington Place. Supported by the Monique Beudert Fund. Tuesday 5 May 2009, 6.30 — 8.30pm Wednesday 6 May 2009, 6.30 — 8.30pm Advanced booking essential (limited numbers) Book now 020 7749 1240 or email For all press enquires: Sue Bradburn 020 7590 4114 Clare Roebuck 020 7749 1247 For more information on this event: Iniva at Rivington Place Barclays Project Space Rivington Place London EC2A 3BA Nearest tubes: Old Street & Liverpool Street

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