Curating and Creating in the Diaspora
Friday, April 3, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Beaver Hall Gallery
29 McCaul Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1V7
Curators & Artists talk
Artists: Gabriela Golder, Ximena Cuevas, soJin Chun, Nelly César Marín, Christian Jankowski
Curators: Maria Alejandrina Coates, Zaira Zarza and Sinara Rozo
Moderated By: Sinara Rozo
The participating artists bring new and recent works to an ongoing and important conversation in modern and contemporary art. Since Immanuel Kant’s “Critique of Aesthetic Judgement,” art has historically been associated with the purpose of evoking subjectivity and emotion. The type of emotion and the purpose of that emotion is a fraught terrain for contemporary art making. This exhibition will situate the discussion in the genre of media arts, as well as through perspectives of artists from developing countries and the global south (particularly Latin America and its diaspora).
Feelings will be presented to the public, within a critical context, promoting independent Latin-Canadian artists within a professional setting. In conclusion, our project Feelings aims to increase awareness of media arts among diverse audiences and improve audience understanding and provide access to independent media artworks by Latin-American artists.
Event Co-Presented by OCAD University