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Bienal del Fin del Mundo
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Edición: Alicia Herrero


MIS 6th.e will take place on a three hour navigation tour through the Beagle Channel. This navigation is a form of reading and a closer look at certain signs: a guided tour through a cultural-physical scenery. A horizontal space inter and trans, from where to examine traces-intersections between different worlds (geographic, historical, cultural, institutional, critical judgment, art practice). To access a map-circuit of juxtaposed and inter-connective levels of reading, that are no longer separated by the naturalized notions that rule our knowledge and behaviors.

- A device that offers a live and sensitive experience, intimate and self-reflexive for a limited group of guests and at the same time on the internet for a trans-located audience who has access to the thematic discussions. A long-range symposium. A simultaneous work on two time modes: on the real time of a live forum (in hours) and the differed continuous time on the internet

- An introduction of an ordinary extra-artistic common life activity of the city, (the tour), in order to expand the perception and the interaction towards other spots of the scenery. Thus, letting the art territory get near something that is part of the every-day life routine of the place and vice versa

-To generate on travel, a time of community, a situation that allow a design, reading- writing plains, articulations that it offer a dimension of the artistic practice as research field.

The boat

bar ::
re-mix music - Carla Zaccagnini (curator-artist, editor Números Magazine- Sao Pablo)

kiosk ::
Transnational Republik documentation - (the audience could have their transnationality).

NBP Project by Ricardo Basbaum in Documenta12 (mobile multiple piece which fate is invited other to create an esthetic experience)

Traveling Magazine Table (non profit archive) Bik van der Pol, call to send non profit publications


lab ::
Transcultural Process – Impertinent Relational Cartographies -
Biennial´s Practices and Uses–

Miren Jaio (Spain)

Jaime Iregui (Colombia)

Carla Zaccagnini (Brasil)

Francisco Ali-Brouchoud (Argentina)

1- How do we relate with these narratives in the perspective of these new cultural long-range events? Is the biennial event (the first biennial was done in 1895) accordingly placed in the present times?

2- A Biennial: what for and why? What kind of deconstructive and post-colonial readings can be made?

3- which is the role and purpose of these cultural and artistic productions in these type of events?

4- What kind of contribution can I put forward?

5 - The navigation through the geographic-semantic sides of the biennial is to navigate through the edges of its staging, touching its borders and structures (political-territorial-economical-touristy-patrimonial). However it cannot be denied that this same distance allows to introduce art among other discourses and to examine contradictions. And to ask ourselves: what would allow a critical dialogue between the practices both artistic and theoretical that approach critical practice today?

6-Is the way of approaching the institutional criticism from the perspective of artistic and/or theoretical practice sufficient?

7- And what kind of effectiveness does it provide?

8-Which criteria, which paradigm analysis should be the support when these critical practices turn into “study object”?

9-which are the concepts of emancipation and autonomy processes of art, today?

10-is art the most advanced research field that exists nowadays?

On the edges of the representational paradigm

As MIS proposes both a performative and an internet aspect, it tends to provoke an escape of the self that allows for differing exhibition strategies each time. MIS in the bienal Del Fin del Mundo presents itself as an adventure through the edges of the representational western paradigm. It can be indistinctly called: symposium, theatre play, opera, participative performance, guided tour, live magazine. A 3 hour sail trip biennial with permanent presence on the web...?

The location - The tour

Coast Ushuaia view and Beagle Channel

Beagle Channel, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans merger / border zone between Argentina and Chile and very close to “Europe” (Falkland Islands - United Kingdom)

The city of Ushuaia is known as the end of the world city. It is the southernmost city in the planet, located across the Chilean territory, separated by the Beagle Channel.

- Falkland Islands (Las islas Malvinas is the Argentine name) is Europe, as it is a British colony.

- The name of the channel (Beagle Channel) refers to the Brigantine HMS Beagle in which the English sailor Robert Fitz Roy arrived in 1831, along with the scientist Charles Darwin and a native american Yámana who was returned to his land by the British Crown in order to “christianize” the region.
This peculiar geographic-politic-cultural dislocation of the territory chosen for an international biennial is of particular interest from the perspective of Magazine in situ.

Courtesy of Museo Del fin del mundo and Museo del Presidio - Ushuaia

More information about the location and the trip

The Beagle Channel is extremely calm
Navigation time: 3 hours during the afternoon, coming back in the evening.
Name of the ship: Barracuda
Barracuda is the oldest ship that can make that trip through the Beagle Channel.
Its interior is the original one. Bar and heating system. Capacity 30/40 people

Public attendance: invitations will be sent to artists, curators, journalists who have already confirmed their presence in the biennial. They will be asked to subscribe in advance in order to have access to the tour
View: islands, Andean mountains, birds, sea wolves
Average temperature in March-April is 10º

Photographs of Barracuda boat

- documentary of the edition and publication in the web
- poster
- print publication
- publication in the site: