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 on Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 6:00 - 7:30pm 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.