Culturecast is a live conversation between Laura Marsh (Curator of Exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood) and Maria Theresa Barbist and Elysa D. Batista (BABA Collective founders) about the importance of interdisciplinary practice in shaping arts communities. They’ve invited fellow artist and Mana Contemporary administrator, Rafael Vargas Bernard.
Focusing on the interdisciplinary practices of artists, Curator Laura Marsh produces exhibitions about artists who curate, start foundations, and advocate for other artists. Marsh is an artist at ArtCenter/ South Florida, and both her curatorial and personal work reflects the need to serve as a bridge between arts communities. The BABA Collective produces a podcast series called Rocking Chair Sessions that serves as a candid archive of the trajectory of artists and practitioners in South Florida. Artists Maria Theresa Barbist and Elysa D. Batista are both sculptors and educators who believe in the power of generating a community voice through individual struggles. To date, the BABA collective has interviewed over 82 artists in the very same rocking chair at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood. They've captured well-known dealers like Bernice Steinbaum as well as artists, curators, and educators in Miami. Listening stations where the viewer can sit and hear the sessions are available at the Bakehouse as well as at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood.
This program is presented in partnership with the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood (Hollywood, FL).