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About

Initiated in January 2021, ‘The Delfina Sessions’ is Delfina Foundation’s show on Radio Alhara, featuring sets from our alumni as well as guest contributors across the world.

The one-hour shows are broadcast live from Bethlehem on the third Tuesday of every month at 6pm local time (4pm UK time).

Invited Delfina Foundation artists and curators in-residence alongside guest practitioners present varying music and sound mixes, conversations and new commissions related to their own interests, practice and/or current passions.

Broadcasting an eclectic mix of music and discussions over the internet, Radio Alhara was founded in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more about the station in coverage on ArtReview and Resident Advisor.


Upcoming editions

Opus night

Tuesday 20 September 2022 – 16:00 BST

Roberto Jacoby, No soy un clown, 1996. Image (cropped) courtesy of the artist

Co-conceived and curated by Delfina alum Santiago Villanueva in collaboration with Nacho Marciano  and the iconic Argentinian artist and musician Roberto Jacoby, this broadcast weaves together the last songs by the artist, alongside his poems, musings, memories, dreams and excerpts from his diaries from 1982 to the present day.

Roberto Jacoby is largely recognised for his avant-garde experiences carried out in the 1960s in the Media Art group and for his participation in the Di Tella Institute. However, during the 80s he actively participated in the Buenos Aires underground scene writing, organising events and as a lyricist for one of the most recognised rock groups of that time: Virus.

From that moment until today Jacoby articulates his artistic practice as working with concepts that emerged from that time: strategies of joy, technologies of friendship and experimental societies.

This broadcast, commissioned by Delfina Foundation for broadcast on Radio Alhara, will address the writings and practices that Jacoby carried out during the 80s and 90s in order to understand some key aspects of that time: from rock to HIV, from state repression to the construction of an underground scene.

Opus night acts as a precursor to Jacoby’s exhibition Huyamos a Buenos Aires, nadie podrá encontrarnos opening in May 2023 at Museo Universitario del Chopo (Mexico City) curated by Santiago Villanueva.

Biographies

Santiago Villanueva (Argentina, 1990) is an artist, curator and art historian living and working in Buenos Aires. He led the Department of Extended Influence at the Nuevo Museo Energía de Arte Contemporáneo, and was curator of Bellos Jueves, a series of one night art events and interventions at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires. He worked at the educational program of MAMBA (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires) and as curator for Public Programs and Education at MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires).
In 2018 he was part of the program Collecting as Practice at Delfina Foundation, London. He was a Rutherford Fellow at Tate Modern, working in the curatorial department from January to July 2018. And he was curator in residency at Para-site (Hong Kong) in 2019.

Roberto Jacoby (Argentina, 1944) is an artist living and working in Buenos Aires). He began studying Sociology at the University of Buenos Aires, he participated in events at the legendary Instituto Di Tella, and in “Tucumán arde”. In the ’80s, he composed most of the lyrics for the musical group ‘Virus’, one of the most successful in those years. At the end of that decade, he returned to the visual arts. He participated in exhibitions at the Ricardo Rojas Cultural Center, the Ibero-American Cooperation Institute (ICI), “Belleza y Felicidad” gallery, at the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA) and at the Reina Sofía Museum, in Spain.


Past editions

COLLECTING AS PRACTICE MINI SERIES

In autumn 2021 Delfina Foundation’s ongoing monthly radio show on Radio Alhara, presented a four-part mini-series as part of our autumn 2021 Collecting as Practice season, exploring the ways collections are shaped, maintained and framed.

September
2021
The Record as Artwork Bhavisha Panchia
October
2021
Hungry Listening Ulrik Lopez
November
2021
Terra-Tire Session Adrián Balseca
December
2021
Digital Restitution and its Discontents
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Open Restitution Africa:
Chao Tayiana and Molemo Moiloa

OTHER MONTHLY SHOWS

August (1st) 2022 Piecework/A Forest Without Birds Phuong Ngo
August
2021
RISING UP FROM HALITE  Chiara Cartuccia and HUNITI GOLDOX (Areej Huniti and Eliza Goldox)
July
2021
Onye Mmanya  Sheila Chukwulozie
June
2021
Artworkers Read Palestinian Poetry
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Harun Morrison
May
2021
Mother prays, Father weeps | ساعة التشفع an hour of intercession
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Lydia Ourahmane
April
2021
Rice Above  Wok the Rock
March
2021
Radio Qosqowara  Alan Poma
February
2021
the beat of the drum  Vivian Caccuri
January
2021
Popular music from unpopular places Merv Espina

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