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WITH MEXICO, FROM LOVE
Yanieb Fabre, Alejandro Garcia Contreras, Erick García Gómez, Juanita Lee-Garcia, Calixto Ramirez, Eugenio Salas, Melina Sevilla, Guillermo Trejo, Biquini Wax

November 25, 2016 – February 19, 2017
Idea Exchange Art + Design | Queen’s Square Gallery, 1 North Square, Cambridge, ON
Friday Night ART Live Opening: Friday, November 25, 7:00pm
With tacos by Latino America Unida at the Taco Stand Project presented in conjunction with the exhibition

Curated by Iga Janik and Scott McGovern
Presented in partnership with Ed Video Media Arts Centre

With Mexico, From Love brings together a number of artists from Latin America, including those who have immigrated to Canada or other parts of the world, but whose work remains influenced by the culture and issues of the present day Mexico. The show aims to open up a potential for cross cultural exchange between artists, as well as communities, and to help understand contemporary issues across North America. Mexico’s rich history, folklore, traditions, and craft inform the selected works, and are a departure point for the structure of this exhibition.

Over the course of the exhibition a number of elements will grow incorporating a physical exchange of objects between Mexico and Canada, and utilizing a Taco Stand as a location for discourse and activities.

TACO STAND PROJECT
November 26, 2016 – February 18, 2017
Idea Exchange Art + Design | Queen’s Square Lobby, 1 North Square, Cambridge, ON

With a vision to create an environment of curiosity and discovery, Idea Exchange is embracing a centuries-old method of exchange and welcoming Taco Stand Project.

Taco Stand Project is an experiment, a venue, an activator for community sharing. It aims to bring us together to find new ways of navigating the challenges of today. Taco Stand Project wants to become a different kind of norm, where trading skills and sharing ideas are not tied up in commerce and power, but rather a community-minded collaboration, with cost-free resources and social empowerment.

In Mexico, a taco stand is a temporary venue and a gathering hub, serving low-cost food to any given neighbourhood and offering social interaction. The majority of taco stands in Mexico remain unregulated, meaning they pop up as necessary and remain outside the framework of regulated restaurant culture. They arrive from necessity of making a buck in impoverished places. They show up temporarily at festivals and community hot spots. They care for the locals and offer a quick bite for cheap.

Borrowing from this culture of unregulated economy, Taco Stand Project explores what opportunities reside in our community for empowering people to share their skills, trade tasks or things, or teach an original solution to a common problem.

Taco Stand Project is our first attempt and needs you because a community is built by all of us.

Intrigued? Excited? Get involved! Learn more and apply to be part of Taco Stand Project at ideaexchange.org/tacostand.

Image: Biquini Wax. Performance documentation. Mexico City, February 2016.

QUEEN'S SQUARE GALLERY
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6
519.621.0460
Mon – Thurs 9:30am – 8:30pm
Fri – Sat 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00pm
Admission is free and all are welcome.
For more information, visit ideaexchange.org/art, call 519.621.0460 or follow on Twitter @IdeaXchngART.

Idea Exchange Art + Design presents contemporary art, architecture and design from three galleries in the City of Cambridge: Design at Riverside, Preston, and Queen’s Square.

Media Contact
Kay Nadalin
Publicity & Promotions Assistant
Idea Exchange, Queen’s Square
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6
519.621.0460 x119
knadalin@ideaexchange.org
ideaexchange.org/art

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