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Stewart Martin: Nadie es inocente/No one is innocent, SITAC XIII
14-15 Apr, Teatro Julio Castillo and Centro Cultural del Bosque, Mexico City.

Stewart Martin: Nadie es inocente/No one is innocent, SITAC XIII

Stewart Martin contributes to the international symposium on contemporary art theory Nadie es inocente (No One is Innocent), held at Teatro Julio Castillo and Centro Cultural del Bosque, Mexico City, 14-15 April, 2016.

Nadie es inocente (No One is Innocent) is directed to an artistic community where we all play a role and share responsibility. Mexico is undergoing a structural change with the concurrent creation of a Ministry of Culture and the surge of numerous independent initiatives that include both exhibition spaces as well as educational and social outreach projects. Therefore, the group in charge of planning SITAC decided to devote the XIII Edition to discussing questions that -while commonly discussed worldwide - become particularly relevant in the local context. These questions include the limits between public and private; the role of the State in contemporary production and distribution; the weakening of the borders between market and cultural interests and the role of the media in the public perception of artistic practice. While we all have different perspectives regarding these issues, they clearly deserve our collective concern and consideration. 

Other speakers invited: Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba, Magalí Arriola, Dave Beech, Dolores Beistegui , Melanie Bouteloup, Carlos Bravo Regidor, Brenda Caro, Pascal Gielen, Alejandro Gómez-Arias, Boris Groys, Alejandro Hernández, Déborah Holtz, Rafael Lemus, Claudio Lomnitz, Benjamín Mayer, Maria Minera, Nina Möntmann, Simon Njami, Osvaldo Sánchez, Sandra Sánchez Santos, Ana Tomé Díaz, Luis Vargas Santiago, Pilar Villela, Maria Vishmidt, Christian Viveros-Fauné, Heriberto Yépez, George Yúdice.