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    Display of Wilson Díaz's 'Baño en el cañito' (2000)

    7 June 2016 - 9 June 2016

    We will be display Wilson Díaz's Baño en el cañito (2000) as part of the Essex Transitional Justice Annual Lecture.

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    Celebrating Brazilian culture at Flipside Festival

    3 October 2014 - 5 October 2014

    This, our first collaboration with FlipSide, brings festival goers a selection of artworks either made from or with wood, including sculpture and wood engravings. A number of the works, including those by Alex Gama and Chico Tabibuia and Antonio Henrique Amaral, draw on Brazil's indigenous and popular graphic traditions, featured at FlipSide in 2013 through the literatura de cordel, or 'string literature'.

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    Connecting through Collecting: 20 years of Art from Latin America at the University of Essex

    6 September 2014 - 6 December 2014

    For 20 years ESCALA has played a vital role in connecting people with artwork from across Latin America while also challenging ideas about contemporary art. A new exhibition in Southend opening on Saturday 6 September at the Beecroft Art Gallery will celebrate ESCALA's internationally important contribution by showing how members of the University of Essex community connect with the artworks from its Collection.

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    Mexican Migrations

    15 June 2013 - 3 November 2013

    Mexican Migrations focuses on artworks by Mexican artists in ESCALA including recent acquisitions by Graciela Iturbide (1942-), Mexico’s foremost living photographer and prints by Mexican masters Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991) and José Luis Cuevas (1934-), one of the leaders of the Generación de la Ruptura (Rupture Generation).

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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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    Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition

    10 November 2012 - 10 March 2013

    The exhibition focuses on the work of David Pérez Karmadavis, a Guatemala-based artist who was born in the Dominican Republic in 1976. Karmadavis is a talented painter and illustrator who is perhaps best-known for his performance and video work, including Estructura completa (Complete Structure), which was shown at the Venice Biennale in 2011.

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