The Latin American Speakers Series presents: Marcelo Brodsky
Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 7 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Artist Marcelo Brodsky will discuss his work on art and human rights.
Moderated by Dot Tuer.
Presented in partnership with The Power Plant and LALA Contemporary.
About the Speaker
MARCELO BRODSKY (b. 1954) lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He combines text and images to convey meaning, to build up alternative narratives. Brodsky has exhibited internationally and his work is included in many collections, such as the National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Tate, London, England, UK; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Sprengel Museum, Hannover; and, Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago de Chile. Additionally, he has represented Argentina in several international biennials in Lyon, Rotterdam, São Paulo and Valencia.
In addition to visual art, Brodsky is founder of the Parque de la Memoria, a large monument and art exhibition space to honour and remember the victims of Argentina’s military dictatorship, as well as Visual Action, an NGO dedicated to transferring visual expertise to NGOs. In 2008, he was given the B’nai Brith Award for Human Rights in Argentina, and in 2014, he was granted the Dr. Jean Mayer Award for his human rights and artistic work by the Global Leadership Institute at Tufts University in Boston.
About the Moderator
DOT TUER a writer, cultural historian/theorist and Professor at OCAD University. Her scholarly and creative work explores the intersections of cultural memory and visual storytelling in Latin American and Canadian art, with a specific expertise in photography, performance, and new media. She is the author of Mining the Media Archive and numerous museum catalogue, book anthology, and journal essay publications.
About the Latin American Speakers Series
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.
The Latin American Speakers Series is presented by Latin American Canadian Art Projects.
LACAP 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 as well as its partner The Power Plant and LALA Contemporary.