Our backgrounds influence how we interact with one another and sometimes, it's hard to talk about topics we don't know much about. This conversation series serves as a way for the community to have honest conversations about tough topics. Conversations will include group dialogues, panels and more.
This conversation will be centered on immigration and connections through the viewpoint of Latina/o/x and Indigenous community members, amidst the background of the Art Center's latest exhibit: Turn of the Sea.
About the Exhibition
Turn of the Sea is an exciting opportunity for audiences to see Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez’s largest paintings and installations together for the first time. The exhibition title comes from Volta do largo, a Portuguese navigational term that speaks to the 15th-century Age of Discovery, historical trade routes and, more recently, currents of ocean pollution. Friedemann-Sánchez’s beautifully intricate work is deeply rooted in her Colombian ancestry, knowledge of South America’s Indigenous cultures and their encounter with Spanish explorers. She approaches her work with a feminist perspective and the rigor of a cultural anthropologist, researching historical decorative art to better understand the structures of colonialism and racial identity. Turn of the Sea is curated by Karen Emenheiser-Harris.
This event is made possible with support from the Grow, Invest, Gather [GIG] Fund grant from Arts Midwest.