Roundtable Paisajes e identidades / Landscapes and Identities
Conversation between artist Victor Arroyo, art historian Nuria Carton de Grammont and FOFA Gallery team member and art educator Elsy Zavarce
Thursday, November 25, 2021, from 4-6 pm
*** Please note that the conversation will be held in Spanish and will also be streamed on Facebook live.
El encuentro es una invitación a reflexionar sobre la identidad, el paisaje y el territorio desde el trabajo de Arroyo quien examina la visión euro-centrista colonial de los paisajes pastorales del pintor José María Velasco de la geografía de México.
Este dialogo es una oportunidad para el reencuentro de la comunidad Latina de la facultad de Fine Arts de Concordia, y así compartir a partir de estas reflexiones de la geografía racial de México cuestionamientos sobre las representaciones coloniales de sus países de origen y los paralelismos identitarios del territorio americano.
This event is an invitation to reflect on identity, landscape, and territory through the work of artist Victor Arroyo, who examines the colonial Euro-centric vision of the pastoral landscape, through his reinterpretation of painter José María Velasco’s depictions of Mexican geography.
This discussion is an opportunity to bring together members of the Latin community in Montreal and in Concordia's Faculty of Fine Arts. Beginning with reflections on the racial geography of Mexico, we will exchange questions about the colonial representations of other countries and consider parallel identities within the Americas.
➟ Nuria Carton de Grammont is an art historian, curator, and lecturer at Concordia University, specializing in contemporary Latin American and Latino-Canadian art. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from Concordia University and two post-doctorates from the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales and the Département de géographie at the Université de Montréal, where she also coordinated the Latin American Studies Network. She was interim director of the Centre d'art Actuel Skol and is currently director/curator of the SBC Galerie d'Art Contemporain in Montreal.
➟ Victor Arroyo is a video artist working in the cross field between cinema and contemporary art. His work has been most recently exhibited at Kasseler Dokfest, Sheffield Doc/Fest, RIDM, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Cinémathèque Québécoise, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Cinemateca do Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, BIENALSUR, Japan Media Arts Festival, Uppsala Kortfilmfestival, Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, among others. A recipient of several awards such as DOXA Documentary Film Festival Award and the Mitacs Globalink Research Award. His most recent research was published by DIO Press (New York, NY).
➟ Elsy Zavarce is a multidisciplinary visual artist, interdisciplinary researcher. She was born in Canada but grew up in Venezuela and is now a full-time Ph.D. student in Art Education at Concordia University. She has exhibited in Venezuela, Canada, USA, and in the Museum of the Americas. As a Ph.D. student, she is interested in the role of the artist and curator in promoting socially engaged art, communities of practice, and the co-creation of urban spaces that unleash the imagination, building a sense of belonging, resilience, and resistance toward a more meaningful living.
Identification and vaccine passports will be checked at the entrance. Masks are required inside the gallery.