Sur Gallery Virtual Platform
On April 1st, we launched our Virtual Platform and a digital content strategy as a way of engaging and connecting new and current audiences with Contemporary Latin American Art and artists.
During times of crisis, we have turned all of our efforts towards supporting artists by implementing a platform that we hope becomes a tool to communicate with a larger community, not only today, but for the upcoming changing future.
Here is what you can enjoy from the comfort of your home:
LATIN AMERICAN SPEAKERS SERIES 2020
YOSHUA OKÓN Mexican artist creates provocative, controversial video and performance work, blurring the boundaries between documentary and fiction. He critiques politics, globalization, capitalism, and culture in general, exposing social conflict within a context of absurdity.
Moderated by Noor Alé. Co-presented by Vtape.
Watch Okón lecture here.
MARCELO BRODSKY lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He combines text and images to convey meaning, to build up alternative narratives. Artist discusses his work on art and human rights.
Moderated by Dot Tuer. Co-presented by The Power Plant and LALA Contemporary.
Watch Brodsky lecture here.
The Latin American Speakers Series aims to contextualize contemporary art within Canada as well as enrich our understanding of the art from both the continent and the Diaspora through lectures, audio-visual presentations, group critiques with local artists, workshops and online interviews.
An archive of past LASS speakers including: Alfredo Jaar, Tania Bruguera, Coco Fusco, Mari Carmen Ramirez, Luis Camnitzer, Regina José Galindo, and Regina Silveira, among many others can be found here.
The Latin American Speakers Series is presented by Latin American Canadian Art Projects and is curated by Tamara Toledo.
Enjoy our exhibition EXTRACOLONIAL: REFLECTIONS FOR ACTION. You will be able to check all video files, photos, texts and 360 virtual tours.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
EXTRACOLONIAL: Reflections for Action brings together a group of Indigenous and Latin American artists—Ulysses Castellanos, Monica Gutierrez Quintero, Yoshua Okón, and Onaman Collective—whose works examine the relationship between extractivism and colonialism as they have impacted the history of the Americas. These works propose alternate activist models to address the sustained systems of inequality seeded in the legacy of natural resource exploitation, including the uneven movement of capital, expropriation of Indigenous lands, deterioration of the natural landscape, and instances of civil unrest. Responding to global calls for action, the artists in this exhibition offer new points of entry into a series of complex causes and histories centered on the commodification of natural wealth. Looking beyond policy and approaching art as activism, their works expose systems of oppression, putting forward strategies to undermine extractive profiteering.
Guest curated by Claudia Mattos and Noor Alé.
Check Online Exhibition here.
ONLINE EXHIBITION TOUR
On April 7, 2020 Dana Prieto shared her insights on EXTRACOLONIAL: Reflections for Action during an Online Exhibition Tour.
DANA PRIETO is an Argentine artist and educator based in Toronto whose site-responsive practice critiques colonial institutions and power structures through sculpture, installation, performance, writing and collaboration. Prieto’s work inquires on intimate and socio-political entanglements of mundane objects and rituals, calling for a careful attention to our ways of relating, thinking, making and consuming in the Anthropocene.
Watch the complete tour here.
ONLINE PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
We offer a safe and respectful virtual environment where collaborative support and intergenerational knowledge will be encouraged through dialogue. Peers will present their work and there will be opportunities for all of us to network and build community.
Join us on May 5, 6-7:30 pm for our next Portfolio Review. We will be reviewing the work of Micaela González and Ana Luisa Bernárdez Notz.
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Sur Gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and The City of Toronto through section 37.