Responses to current political and cultural debates

Every four months, L'Internationale Online invites artists, curators or writers to react, reflect or assess specific subjects troubling the present. Starting October 2021, L’Internationale Online is focusing on a series of essays and a screening program that echo the visit of Zapatistas to Europe, looking into the meaning of their activist practice for the aesthetics of struggle and solidarity movements. In that direction we have first invited Natalia Arcos, to contribute from her past research and curatorial practice with an essay on Zapatista's art and aesthetics.

Natalia Arcos Salvo holds a BA in the Theory and History of Art, awarded by the University of Chile, and studied history of art at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). She holds an MA in Contemporary Art, awarded by the Paris IV-Sorbonne University, where she was the first woman student from Latin America to be accepted. She also holds an MSc in Social Sciences, awarded by the Chiapas University of Sciences and Arts. As an independent curator, she has mounted more than twenty exhibitions in Chile, Argentina, Portugal, Spain, France, Britain, Greece and Cuba. Between 2008 and 2013, she was the Director of Programming for the ARTV cable television channel that specialises in art. She has also worked in the fields of art criticism, research and teaching. Between 2013 and 2020, she ran the GIAP collective and the residency centre of the same name in Mexico. Her publications include collaborative works with Enrique Dussel (Para una Estética de la Liberación Decolonial, 2019); T.J. Demos (Decolonizing Nature, 2016 and The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art Visual Culture and Climate Change 2020); Francisco de Parres Gómez and Gilberto López Rivas (Los latidos del corazón nunca callan, poemas y canciones rebeldes zapatistas, 2018); and Alessandra Pomarico (When the Roots Start Moving, First Mouvement, 2021).

Previous contributors: Hazal Halavut, Jesús Carrillo, Dorota Michalska, Aida Sánchez, Ana Dević, Jara Rocha, Martino Morandi, Eduardo Carrera, Lior Zisman Zalis, Nancy Adajania, Enos Nyamor, Dan Perjovschi, Frida Sandström, Jota Mombaça, and Marcelo Expósito.

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