This round table will bring together artists, curators and researchers for a discussion on what we consider in the era of globalization to be “Latin-American art” or a “Latin-American artist” beyond the traditional boundaries of this art, but also in the light of decolonial theories. The participants will discuss their relationship with Latin America, both as individuals and as professionals, with regard to their geographic situation, past and present, and their critical postures. In addition, they will share, with a dialogical perspective, their vision on the work of so-called artists of “Latin-American” origin who live and work in Canada, but also at the crossroads of several physical and virtual territories. The exhibition The Recipe will provide the backdrop for exchanges that will highlight, among other things, the emergence of a “Latin-Canadian” artistic production, while questioning the reflection of nomenclatures attached to a colonial heritage and by reflecting ways to highlight other knowledge and sensitivities.
What Makes Art and Artists “Latin American”?
© A. Gelis by D. Araujo, 2019