Every December, CAMPO Artfest gives voice to international artists who are invited to Pueblo Garzon to dream up site-specific installations inspired by the village, surrounding nature and a specific theme. It is an opportunity to hear from a diverse collection of visual and performative artists, who contemplate on their own and in community, and creatively share their thoughts and perspectives with the public.
For our sixth annual CAMPO Artfest, we hone in on the ideas of anthropologist Anna Tsing, who asks us to pay attention to the consequences of our behavior, our developments and infrastructure in nature, and nature’s re/actions from which we must learn. CAMPO acts as a vessel that puts these ideas into action. It provides the opportunity to see beyond speed, to meet processes, to be in community and communion with nature, but above all, to share ideas and resources. CAMPO Artfest opens this opportunity not only to the 27 artists who come together and intervene Pueblo Garzon, but also invites the community at large to engage and think through artistic expression. We hope that viewing the works and reading these pages inspires you to continue this conversation.
17:00 – 22:00 Open to the public
17:00 – 19:30 Kids painting workshop with Flavia Erenberg
18:00 Performance by Mariana Marchesano
18:30 Performance by Federico Lagomarsino
19:00 Performance by GeoVanna Gonzalez
19:30 Performance by Luciano Supervielle: A concert for piano and electronics
14:00 – 19:00 Open to the public
15:30 Meet the artists of CAMPO Artfest 2022: a conversation on reACTION
16:30 La Galerilla: Botany of an exotic invader by artist Camila Lacroze
17:00 MAPA: Architects talk on We Need New Limits
17:30 Black Gallery: Tea Cocktail Party
CAMPO’S ANNUAL BENEFIT DINNER
DECEMBER 28, 2022 21:00
Location announced after ticket purchase
Table for 12 at our benefit dinner that includes two places for participating artists, one year membership for two people to CAMPO Council, six invitations to the VIP cocktail and private tour with artists on Dec 27th, special thank you in all CAMPO Artfest 2022 publicity, name on the benefit dinner menu.
Table for 10 at the benefit dinner that includes two places for participating artists, three invitations to our VIP cocktail and private tour with artists on Dec 27th, pecial thank you in all CAMPO Artfest 2022 publicity, name on the benefit dinner menu.
Four tickets to our benefit dinner plus one participating artist, special thank you in all CAMPO Artfest 2022 publicity, name on the benefit dinner menu.
CAMPO is a registered 501(c)3 and Uruguayan foundation. Partially tax deductible tickets.
CAMPO Artfest 2022: reACTION explores the unintended effects of human action in nature. After touring the 20+ site-specific installations around the village, please join us and the participating artists for our annual benefit dinner under the stars. We’re thrilled to welcome back guest chef Mads Refslund, cofounder of NOMA in Copenhagen, who is opening a new Brooklyn eatery, ILLIS, next year. In step with CAMPO’s aim of fostering creative cultural exchange, Mads will be assisted by an amazing crew of Uruguayan chefs and Matilde Grue, CAMPO AIR’s December chef-in-residence, also from Denmark. Tickets and tables to this exclusive dinner help support our nonprofit organization, artists-as-changemakers, our local school programs, ELLAS, and building a global creative community whose mission is steeped in connectivity, to the self and each other.
Federico Arnaud (UY), Javier Bassi (UY), Paloma Bosquê (BR), Colectivo Electrobiota (MX), Sofía Córdoba (UY), Leonor Courtoisie (UY), Alejandro Cruz (UT), Cynthia Cruz (US), Lizania Cruz (RD), Jimena Croceri (AR), Teodelina Detry (AR), Flavia Erenberg (UY), Laura Ferro (AR), Fernando Foligno (UY), Santiago Gasquet (AR), GeoVanna González (US), Federico Lagomarsino (UY), MAPA (UY), Mariana Marchesano (UY), Niccolò Moronato (IT), Sofia Quirno (AR), Enrique Ramírez (CL), Tabita Rezaire (FR), Ana Clara Soler (AR), Luciano Supervielle (UY), Rosario Ureta (CL)
In collaboration with CAMPO Artfest 2022, we welcomed our second round of December CAMPO AIR. For one month five artists lived and worked at La Porfía, a former sheep farm 15 minutes from Pueblo Garzón, with the goal of creating installations specifically for the sixth edition of our annual festival. This unique opportunity to delve deep into the surroundings of Garzón and produce a work reflected by that experience is our only fully-funded, production-oriented residency.
The 2022 edition of the CAMPO Artfest explores the complex and vulnerable choreography between humans and nature. The works and programs in this year’s festival speak to the unlikely and unintended environmental consequences of human actions and the feedback loops they create with the environment. These dances result in new kinds of ecological patterns that repeat themselves throughout the globe and connect local landscapes to planetary phenomena. For example the Trigona amalthea, a bee species native to South America, has benefited greatly from industrial agriculture and has become both essential for large scale pollination and the dominant bee species in the region, pushing other bee species near extinction, both regionally and internationally. Global industrial infrastructures produce carbon dioxide that alters the atmosphere, taking as their victims landscapes and waterscapes that range from the Great Barrier Reef in northeast Australia to the forests in Lapland, Sweden. These effects of human activity are not necessarily immediately catastrophic, but happen slowly, over long arcs of time, in varying landscapes, and to all swaths of life.
Much like a pipe that leaks slowly over time and eventually leads to a collapsed floor in a house, it is hard to notice the relationship between cause and effect until something more visible, more life-altering, happens. To that effect, this edition of CAMPO Artfest relies on what anthropologist Ana Tsing refers to as feral effects, the uncontrollable and unscripted ramifications of human actions on the environment that can be traced at both the molecular and planetary levels, in both concrete and abstract ways. The artists and practitioners in this edition are invited to think about how such effects are entwined,across different scales of time and place and across human and non-human registers (such as animals, plants, stones, and bacteria) and how they can be made visible in our ecological, political, and social everyday life.
The area around Laguna Garzón, which since 2000 has been a protected region because of its unique biodiversity, makes for a timely and important host for this edition since these effects are felt—if not already seen—in the local environment in examples such as the cyanobacteria and algae blooms that are recurring with more frequency. While the region’s characteristics are unique to this place, the effects of human development and activity are shared with other similar but distant places as Florida, the Arabian Sea, and Fiji where annual algae blooms have become a threat to local marine life and fresh water sources. These undesired affinities point to familiar patterns of these feral effects—as abstract and remote as they may seem from each other—caused by overdevelopment and climate change.
– Roxana Fabius, Patricia M. Hernández, Natalia Zuluaga
Patricia Margarita Hernández is a curator and researcher based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work, which is often grounded in collaboration, focuses on the intersections of contemporary art, climate change, and feminist theory. She currently holds the position Associate Curator of Learning at Amant, Brooklyn, NY.
Natalia Zuluaga is a curator and editor based in Miami, Florida. Since 2014, she has been the co-director of [NAME] Publications. In 2018 she co-founded, alongside Gean Moreno, the bilingual online journal Dispatches. She previously served as the Artistic Director at Oolite Arts (formerly ArtCenter/South Florida), Miami.
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