Casa Neptuna in Uruguay, conceived by Fundación Ama Amoedo and designed by Argentinian artist and designer Edgardo Giménez, is the bottom for the sequence of artist residences in a transfer that helps the Latin American artistic industries.
Fundación Ama Amoedo is the brainchild of Amalia Amoedo, who formalised her help of the Latin American modern artwork scene in 2021 with the non-profit organisation after over twenty years as a philanthropist, collector and humanities supporter.
For Amoedo, creating the home in José Ignacio was a pure step. ‘I’ve at all times had a private connection to Uruguay,’ she says. ‘I’ve spent all my childhood summer season holidays in Punta del Este and José Ignacio. After I started the mission of the inspiration, it was clear that the primary aim could be supporting artists and their works. It was my dream to supply a platform for artists to have time and house for pondering and creating with out distractions. There’s a particular power on this a part of the world, and I really feel it’s superb for artists to be surrounded by the ocean and the native forest. It seems like the proper place to incite artistic pondering.’
Artists’ residencies at Casa Neptuna
Fundación Ama Amoedo Residencia Artística (FAARA) has now introduced it is going to host its second version at Casa Neptuna in Uruguay in 2023, with a variety committee tasked with electing six artist residents. They may arrive in pairs for six-week classes from March 2023, with extra initiatives deliberate all year long.
Future plans embrace a grants programme to supply monetary help for artists and establishments, a residency and partnerships with native and worldwide establishments. Laura Hakel can also be set to hitch the staff as curator of the gathering and inventive initiatives of Fundación Ama Amoedo.
Giménez brings his distinctive Pop Artwork model to the home, which marries an unconventional kind with daring colors, constructing on the avant-garde aesthetic he has delivered to furnishings, vogue and theatre units all through his profession. ‘I’ve had the pleasure of understanding Edgardo Giménez for a few years, and I’ve at all times admired his work,’ Amoedo provides. ‘Bringing an architectural piece by him to José Ignacio was unbelievable. From the start to finish, he had complete artistic freedom. Casa Neptuna was deliberate and constructed in the course of the pandemic and Edgardo, home-based in Buenos Aires, adopted the development course of in Uruguay by telephone calls. Whatever the distance, he paid consideration to each element.’
For the second version in 2023, an election committee has been assembled composed of Solana Chehtman, director of Artist Applications, Joan Mitchell Basis, New York; Miguel A López, impartial curator and author, Lima; and Tobias Ostrander, Estrellita B Brodsky affiliate curator of Latin American Artwork, Tate Trendy, London. The artists within the second iteration of the residency are Marilyn Boror Bor (Guatemala); Seba Calfuqueo (Chile); Lizania Cruz (Dominican Republic); Paola Monzillo (Uruguay); Rita Ponce de León (Peru); and Florencia Sadir (Argentina).
‘Fundación Ama Amoedo goals to create an area for supporting the artwork ecosystem, looking for to broaden networks and amplify the visibility of the Latin American arts,’ Amoedo tells us. ‘Our first main programme was the primary version of the FAARA Residency, which brings collectively artists from all Latin America. Now we’re saying our second version. Additionally on the agenda for 2023, we might be growing new initiatives equivalent to grants, inventive residencies, and programmes to help inventive and curatorial work.’
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