Mexican-born Karla Sánchez Zepeda is an art historian, curator, and cultural producer. She has participated in numerous educational, research and curatorial projects in Ireland. Her research interests are the environment, art education, the role of art in contemporary society, interdisciplinary collaborative practices, and the construction of the rural.
Karla, who is also a farmer (regenerative agriculture), is the co-founder of Blackbird Culture-lab, and experimental culture-laboratory that aims to provide a space for agriculture and the arts to meet.
Monday: 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
How do we know the Rural? Where do our ideas of the Rural come from? Art historian and farmer, Karla Sánchez Zepeda, will touch upon the various prejudices and misunderstandings regarding the “Rural”, based on the ideas of human geographer Michael Woods. She will show a couple of local examples of combining farm life and the arts. In her presentation, Karla will mention regenerative agriculture practices and the impact she believes such practices can have in culture at large.
Tuesday: 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
Join art historian and curator Karla Sánchez Zepeda in a tour of Kelly’s Art Collection while she explains the basic principles of formal analysis and other approaches for anyone to learn to “read” a work of art.