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Art Talk – Exiles: Latin American Artists in the Diaspora
September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Art Talk is back! Joins us on Zoom on September 29th.
The reasons for Latin American artists fleeing their birth homes are many: personal, political, ideological or even artistic. It is due to this movement of people that artists not only broadened their artistic horizons but also embraced the Latin American experience in a completely different dimension. For some, Latin America was rediscovered, but for others, it was simply a geographical anecdote in their heritage. This talk takes a glimpse at the artistic trajectories and contributions of Cuban artist Wifredo Lam, Uruguayan artist Joaquin Torres Garcia, and Chilean artist Roberto Matta.
Wednesday, September 29th, 7pm to 8:30pm PST
FREE event. Get your ticket at Eventbrite
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.