The Latin American Speakers Series presents: Tatiana Flores

Sur Gallery presents Tatiana Flores

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 7 PM (ET)
Via Zoom
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Looking Back on Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago

In 2017, Tatiana Flores curated a major survey exhibition of contemporary Caribbean art for the Getty Foundation’s PST: LA/LA, a funding initiative to support exhibitions of Latino and Latin American art in Southern California museums and art institutions. Presented at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago included over eighty artists from the Caribbean islands and their diasporas and employed an archipelagic approach, inspired by the writings of Édouard Glissant and other Caribbean thinkers. It sought to expand both the continental bias and the conceptual borders of “Latin” America by featuring artists from the non-Hispanophone Caribbean. In this talk, Flores will discuss the exhibition through the lens of decolonial thought, curatorial activism, and antiracist advocacy.

Jorge Pineda, Anatomy Lesson: Exquisite Corpse, After Joseph Beuys, 2013. Chalk, gold leaf, and black chalkboard paint.

About the Speaker

Tatiana Flores is Professor in the Departments of Latino and Caribbean Studies and Art History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and Director of Rutgers’ Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities. She is the author of the award-winning book Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30! (2013) and curator of the critically acclaimed exhibition Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago (2017). A 2017-18 Getty Scholar, Flores received the 2016 Arts Writers book prize from the Andy Warhol Foundation and was the 2007-2008 Cisneros Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. She previously served as president of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP) and is co-editor of the forthcoming volume The Routledge Companion to Decolonizing Art History.

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 LACAP/Sur Gallery and is curated by Tamara Toledo.

For more information contact:

LACAP/Sur Gallery
39 Queens Quay East Suite 100
Toronto, ON M5E 0A5

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LACAP and Sur Gallery gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and The City of Toronto through section 37.