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Artist Talks / Q&A with Z’otz* Collective and Carlos Colín
September 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Join us for Artist Talks followed by Q&A’s featuring Z’otz* Collective and Carlos Colín as they discuss their work in relation to cultural barriers, enhancements and biases, including what it means to be refugees in a world of migration.
Room OM1562, the drawing studio. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Z’otz* Collective was formed in Toronto in 2004 by three artists of Latin American heritage. In a shared studio, they meet weekly to collaborate on works which incorporate drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and site–specific installations. The direct approach of drawing, their primary means of expression, allows them to create quirky and often outrageous images that examine, with humour, the immigrant experiences of displacement, transition and transformation. The work connects to the storytelling traditions of their Latin American background, with mythological beings and symbols that transition between the individual and collective dynamic.
As a Latin American artist living and working in Vancouver, BC, Carlos Colín’s research is about how “art” can create links between Latin American societies and its diasporas, mostly in relation to Mexico. His research and practical topics explore and connect the core cultural, theoretical, political, religious, artistic manifestations of baroque as a colonial legacy in contemporary Mexico, and by extension, Latin America. Colín investigates how artists use local knowledge, realities, and histories in social movements, struggles, resistances and subversions as new expressions of social and cultural progress using language as knowledge; Art should be made public – by the people for the people.