Video Library from MDE 11
Please follow this link to view a live feed from MDE 11 and also check out their video library:
The Encuentro Internacional de Medellin (MDE) is an ongoing project conceived and conducted by the Museo de Antioquia. The aim of the event is to make Medellín a center with permanent presence on the international art scene by promoting the production, dissemination and appropriation of contemporary art practices. The MDE challenges the conventional approach to biennials not only in terms of its periodicity, but also due to its interest in reaching out to internal agents and strengthening the local cultural playing field.
Through MDE, art events will take place throughout the city in the form of conferences, exhibitions, workshops, concerts, talks and another set of activities designed to promote a continuous, open dialogue with art practices conducted both within and outside the academic setting.
The first MDE, held in 2007, focused on spaces of hospitality -a subject that gathered more than 280 artists and speakers in Medellín- and among other activities featured exhibitions, round tables and film festivals; it was attended by a total of some 300 000 people.
This year’s version (MDE11) will take place from September to December 2011 under the curatorial theme of “Teaching and Learning: Places of Knowledge in Art”, and the focal point of its activities will be different ways of shaping and recreating knowledge in and from art.
The Museo de Antioquia is aware of the need to step up the learning processes around contemporary art practices and broaden Medellín and Colombia’s vision, particularly through the transformational capacity of art and culture, which is why it has established the MDE.