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    ESCALA closed temporarily - COVID-19 Update

    17 March 2020 - 30 June 2020

    In line with Government advice, we have taken the decision to close ESCALA until further notice. As always, our online catalogue is fully accessible to search our Collection. 

    If you have any queries, you can email escala@essex.ac.uk

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    Carolina Caycedo: When walls become rivers

    14 February 2020 - 14 March 2020

    A solo exhibition of works by Colombian born artist Carolina Caycedo (b. 1978) will open at Art Exchange, University of Essex, Colchester. The exhibition drew inspiration from the recent acquisition of Serpent River Book (2017) by the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA), also based at the University of Essex, which is the first artwork of Caycedo’s to enter a UK collection.

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    Alejandro Jaime: Aggregate Flows

    22 February 2019 - 23 March 2019

    Aggregate Flows showcases a new body of work by Peruvian artist Alejandro Jaime that examines the geology and extractive industries located around the River Colne, which runs alongside the University of Essex’s Colchester campus.

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    Gone to Ground

    15 January 2019 - 16 February 2019

    The University of Essex celebrates the 25th anniversary of the founding of its collection of art from Latin America (ESCALA) through exhibitions, an artist’s residency and an internationally significant symposium at Art Exchange.

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    Gone to Ground: Mapping Terrains

    15 January 2019 - 1 March 2019

    Gone to Ground’s satellite exhibition Mapping Terrains pivots around a critical revision of cartography, providing historical context to the routes and circuits implicit in many of the artworks in Gone to Ground. This show further unpacks issues of colonialism, extraction and commodity routes, placing Latin America and art from the region in the matrix of world ecology.

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    Alejandro Jaime - Residency

    2 January 2019 - 26 February 2019

    This residency brings into dialogue two apparently unrelated landscapes of extraction—Peru and Essex—through the production of a new body of work by Lima-based artist Alejandro Jaime that will respond to the geology and extractive industries located around the River Colne, which runs alongside the University of Essex’s Colchester campus.

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