• Tupac Inca Yupanqui & Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui, Historia general del Piru, c. 1611-13

    Tupac Inca Yupanqui & Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui, Historia general del Piru, c. 1611-13

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Upcoming Latin American events here at Essex

Posted: 18 February 2015 by Dr Sarah Demelo

Here's an updated list of some of the Latin American related events here at Essex. All are welcome to attend and they're free!


Wednesday 18 February

The Essex Transitional Justice Network, here at the University of Essex, is hosting a lecture on "Transitional Justice in Latin America". The event will take place at the Colchester campus, University of Essex on Wednesday February 18th from 14:00 to 17:00 hours. The speakers will analyse the Transitional Justice processes in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Guatemala, and Colombia as well as the role of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The lecture is in room 5A.118, Colchester campus. 

Thursday 19 February

As part of the School of Philosophy and Art History seminar series, Dr Sara Gonzalez from the British Academy will speak on 'Inca Caesars: The Eighteenth-Century Inca Revival & Indigenous Political Activism in South America.'  The talk starts at 5pm in room 6.106, Colchester campus.

Wednesday 25 February 

Art Exchange Artist-in-residence Pablo Lugo is hosting printmaking workshops, drawing on Mexico’s long print tradition. During the last decades of the nineteenth century, one of Mexico’s greatest printmakers, José Guadalupe Posada, began to reach a mass audience. During the dictatorship years of Porfirio Díaz’s, Posada’s satirical cartoons appeared in the Mexican popular press, increasing the flow of revolutionary ideas as they revealed discontent with the government of the day. One of his most popular figures were the ‘calaveras’ (skulls) that humorously debunked pomposity while revealing a fractured society. The relation between printing and its distribution to a mass population was an important tool for revolutionary ideals and, of course, a highly successful way of placing art in public spaces. Embedding printmaking in everyday life, join Pablo Lugo and learn how to make prints of your own. Using commonplace objects, Pablo will develop your printmaking skills over three consecutive workshops. The workshop runs from 2.30 - 5.30 and booking in advance is advised. Email gallery@essex.ac.uk to secure your place. 

Ongoing until 21 March

Exhibition at Art Exchange, Colchester campus: Carlos Amorales 'The Man who did all Things'

Exploring questions of concealment and identity, Carlos Amorales works with film, drawing, painting and performance. At Art Exchange we focus on his latest film which follows the contradictory impulses of a man who did all things forbidden. Stylistically strikingly, with strong visual imagery and use of sound, as much is implied as said in this captivating film.

Commissioned for Berlin Biennial 8 in 2014, The Man Who Did All Things Forbidden will be shown for the first time in the UK at Art Exchange.

Carlos Amorales is a Mexican artist who has shown internationally including MUCA in Mexico City, Manifesta 9, Berlin Biennial 8, Tate Modern and Liverpool Biennial.

You can find out more about visiting Art Exchange on their website here.  

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