Recipient of Cda-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production 2012
Cda-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production received more than 450 applications from all over the world in its second year. The grant has been awarded to the project titled Between Utopia and Failure, proposed by Sofía Olascoaga. The awardee was selected unanimously by the invited selection committee members: Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Emily Jacir, Chus Martinez, and İz Öztat (Cda-Projects Grant Director).
The selection committee decided on Olascoaga’s proposal for its originality and its potential contribution to the art field. The research project Between Utopia and Failure traces the work and influence of radical thinker Ivan Illich, and the intellectual community he started in Cuernavaca, Mexico, as part of his Centro Intercultural de Documentación (CIDOC), which he founded in 1961 and where activists and academics from different parts of the world gathered during its 15 years of existence.
2012 Grant Recipient
Between Utopia and Failure