Exhibitions & Events

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    'MIND THE GAP' : performative-symposium and workshop

    2 May 2013

    The symposium will explore performance art tendencies through the presentation and study of performance art from Puerto Rico, featuring live and virtual performances by three artists and discussion by speakers from the University of Essex and Goldsmiths, University of London.

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    'MIND THE GAP' - Associated event with Awilda Sterling Duprey in Puerto Rico

    2 May 2013

    The ‘MIND THE GAP’: performative-symposium at firstsite on 2 May 2012, will now feature an associated event that will happen simultaneously in Puerto Rico. Artist Awilda-Sterling Duprey will perform her piece ‘Vejigante decrépito’ for both a virtual audience in firstsite, Colchester and a live audience in the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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    Symposium on 'Art and Politics in Hispaniola'

    28 February 2013 - 9 March 2013

    The end of Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition, will be marked on Saturday 9 March by a one-day symposium at firstsite. In response to the exhibition, the day offers an opportunity to learn more about issues relating to the island of Hispaniola through presentations on art, literature, human rights, migration and the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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    Young Art Kommunity (Y.A.K.) responds to our Karmadavis exhibition

    1 February 2013 - 28 February 2013

    Come and join YAK for the launch of their response to ESCALA’s karmadavis exhibition at firstsite this Friday 1 February from 7pm onwards. The project is for This One Wall, Colchester's street wall gallery.

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    New Art in Context sessions at 'Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition'

    26 January 2013 - 10 March 2013

    Accompanying our exhibition is a series of ‘art in context’ sessions led by students from the University of Essex to engage with visitors every Saturday and Sunday from 10-5pm.

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    Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition - Curator's Talk

    12 December 2012

    Join ESCALA Director and Curator Dr Joanne Harwood as she discusses the ideas and artworks in Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition.

    Time: 2-3pm in the University Space Free, but booking essential through firstsite 01206 577067.

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