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Assorted curatorial projects, collaborations
and writing of Joseph del Pesco

 

1. Recent Projects
2. Project/Exhibition Archive
3. Writing
4. Publishing
5. Online Projects
6. Experimental Funding

Photography by Caylon Hackwith. Images courtesy of PEANA.

Photography by Caylon Hackwith. Images courtesy of PEANA.

Photography by Caylon Hackwith. Images courtesy of PEANA.

Photography by Caylon Hackwith. Images courtesy of PEANA.

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    Photography by Caylon Hackwith. Images courtesy of PEANA.

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    Photography by Caylon Hackwith. Images courtesy of PEANA.

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del Pesco organized two commissions within the exhibition A stubborn man and a hermit walk into a bar, taking place at the house and studio of Conlon Nancarrow in Mexico City, designed by Juan O’Gorman in 1950. Situated in Nancarrow's studio, both projects evoked the legacy of experimental music and improvisation in this iconic house; Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis produced a new video, and collaborated with composer Dario Acuña on a live performance, and Carolina Fusilier and Miko Revereza collaborated on a short video and 4-channel sound installation. The exhibition was co-curated by del Pesco, CO,MA and PEANA. From February 6 until March 3, 2024.

Text about the projects
ArtNews "5 shows to see in Mexico City"
A Storm in Ten Parts, by Clayton and Lewis

del Pesco curated a one-night screening at MACBA Barcelona, the program featured seven short videos made by artists from across the Americas. Spells Upon The Land highlights humanity’s consequential relationship to the earth. Each of the artworks in this program conjure worlds, and find the rhythm and rhyme of the landscape through acts of transformation and poetic interpretation. The program includes a snowy act of alchemy, a radioactive garden in Fukushima, an agitated animal traversing the Mexican landscape of the prickly cactus, moving to the rhythm of the landscape and learning from the white birds in Guadeloupe, a hypnotic dance casting a spell in Puerto Rico, and finally an AI-enhanced imagining of layers of migration, fire damage and ineffectual politics affecting the people of the Colombian Amazon. The screening took place November 20, 2023.

Michael Rakowitz, Behemoth II, 2024

Commissioned by del Pesco and Jo-ey Tang for KADIST and AMP
in collaboration with Dreaming in Public

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DAO OF THE DEAD, a short story co-authored by del Pesco and Jon Rubin, was published by Do Not Research, and included in this collection in 2023.

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Anthony Discenza, Bathers (Later Disportments), 2024

Anthony Discenza, Bathers (Later Disportments), 2024

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    Anthony Discenza, Bathers (Later Disportments), 2024

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Machine Yearning [Máquina Deseante] was a weekend-long survey of personal investigations and critical perspectives on generative AI by an international group of artists. The weekend began at the Museo Tamayo on February 9th (2024) with a screening program and talk by Manuel DeLanda. Co-curated by del Pesco, Doreen Rios and Brett Schultz.

About the program

photo by Caroline Vincart

photo by Caroline Vincart

photo by Caroline Vincart

photo by Caroline Vincart



photo by Caroline Vincart

photo by Caroline Vincart

Einfühlung by Piotr Szyhalski

A year-long project, featuring a new series of drawings by Piotr Szyhalski that will appear (two at a time) in a one-meter-square lightbox on Bouwmeestersstraat in Gent, Belgium. The project, which began spring 2023, is co-curated by Joseph del Pesco and Boutique Vizique.

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Introduction to the conference at Centre Pompidou

Introduction to the conference at Centre Pompidou

Introduction to the conference at Centre Pompidou

Introduction to the conference at Centre Pompidou

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    Introduction to the conference at Centre Pompidou

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    Introduction to the conference at Centre Pompidou

The Future Isn’t What it Used to Be was a symposium held at the Centre Pompidou on July 13th, 2023 exploring critical takes on AI by an international group of artists. Part of the Moviment festival, the event inaugurates a multi-year collaboration between KADIST and Pompidou. Co-curated by Joseph del Pesco and Marcella Lista.

Program pdf

“The KADIST collection is panoramic and adventurous, in other words geographically expansive and risk-tolerant. It’s also more culturally diverse than many of the world’s museum collections,” said Joseph Del Pesco, International Director. “Our mission is to support the voice of artists, toward a progressive, global and interconnected culture. When one of our advisors introduces an artist, via their artwork, it’s just the beginning—a seed is planted, that often grows into a new field of inquiry via our programs.”

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photograph by Oliver Kandt

photograph by Oliver Kandt

photograph by Oliver Kandt

photograph by Oliver Kandt

photograph by Oliver Kandt

photograph by Oliver Kandt

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    photograph by Oliver Kandt

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    photograph by Oliver Kandt

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    photograph by Oliver Kandt

Featuring seven short videos from the KADIST collection, Donde empieza el cuerpo y acaba la tierra highlights humanity’s consequential relationship to the land. Presented at The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Mexico (April-May 2023) the exhibition was curated by del Pesco.

About the program
Essay in Terremoto

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