Power in Resistance: Curator Tour
May 31, 2019
Curator Tour: May 31, 4PM
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This exhibition exposes voices of resistance and resilience that flourish throughout the Americas as a response to centuries of racism, poverty, and widespread economic and social exclusion of Indigenous peoples in the region. From the southern hemisphere of the Mapuche to the Cree in the north, artists in Power in Resistance address the impact of colonization, including forced sterilization, risk of language extinction, residential schools, shaming queer identities, and violence. Counteracting such attempts of cultural erasure, these artists continue a path of truth, acknowledgment, power and transformation. Contemporary artists Ivan Argóte (Colombia), Marilyn Boror (Guatemala), Sebastián Calfuqueo (Chile), Carlos Colín (Mexico/Vancouver), Lucía Cuba (Peru/New York), and Meryl McMaster (Canada) not only present the legacy of colonialism, but challenge its dominant, accepted narratives by decolonizing the past and present.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
TAMARA TOLEDO is a Chilean-born Toronto-based curator, artist and educator, graduate of OCAD University and holds an MFA from York University. Toledo is co-founder of the Allende Arts Festival and of Latin American Canadian Art Projects - LACAP. For over a decade Toledo has curated numerous exhibitions as well as the Latin American Speakers Series for which she has invited internationally renowned contemporary artists and curators to Toronto such as Gerardo Mosquera, Luis Camnitzer, Tania Bruguera, Alfredo Jaar, among many others to articulate and discuss issues of identity and intercultural dynamics in contemporary Latin American art. Toledo has presented her curatorial work at various conferences in Montreal, New York, Vancouver and Toronto as well as written articles on Latin American art for ARM Journal, C Magazine and Fuse. Toledo is presently the Curator of Sur Gallery.
Start time: 04:00 pm
End time: 05:00 pm