Art Talk: Modernity, Progress, and the Avant-Garde: Rupture, Academy, and Tradition.

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Art Talk: Modernity, Progress, and the Avant-Garde: Rupture, Academy, and Tradition.

February 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Rupture. Tradition. Continuity. These themes will emerge in our upcoming art talk on February 18th as Jairo Salazar leads us in discussion about the diverse ways in which pioneering Latin American artists integrated their academic training and experiences in modern Europe while also embracing their local imaginaries.

The work of artists such as Saturnino Herran, Andres de Santa Maria, Tarsila Do Amaral, Armando Reveron, and Joaquin Torres-Garcia will be explored as we try to answer the important question, “How can we incorporate academic training in our own terms without entirely legitimizing our colonial past?”

The Art Talk session is a fun interactive event where everyone is invited to contribute their opinions. It includes a 5-minute breakout room activity where attendants are paired to discuss a question related to the evening’s theme.

About the facilitator: 

Jairo Salazar earned his M.A. in Art History from the University of North Texas (USA) in 2008. His background includes teaching modern, contemporary, and Latin American art history courses in Colombia, the United States, and currently Canada. His academic research is devoted to issues related to the dialogues between war, catastrophe, and trauma in contemporary art. He currently works as an art history instructor at Coquitlam College and collaborates as a guest lecturer for Mobil Art School in Vancouver, Canada.

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February 18, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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