Latin American Artists in Toronto: Immigrants and Artists at Work, the second CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre seminar on issues related to immigrants and the arts, will feature three panellists.
The seminar will take place Tuesday, March 23, from 12:30 to 2pm, in the fifth floor Conference Centre of the York Research Tower, Keele campus.
York environmental studies Professor Deborah Barndt, co-ordinator of the Community Arts Practice (CAP) Certificate at York, will moderate the panel discussion along with York sociology Professor Luin Goldring (right), a Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean (CERLAC) Fellow.
Rodrigo Barreda, secretary of the Latin American Canadian Art Projects Board of Directors; York fine arts cultural studies Professor Alberto Guevara; and Elia Mayahuel Tecozautla (MA ’09), a York dance alumna, will be the panellists who reflect on their work as artists in Canada.
Among the topics they will discuss are:
- challenges faced by Latin American artists working in the arts sector;
- how artists negotiate their identities in their artistic production processes;
- the role of funding bodies and gallery practices in shaping “immigrant art”;
- how artists develop an esthetic in the context of Canadian multicultural policy;
- contrasts between artistic production cultures “here” and “there”.
The seminar is free and open to everyone. It is presented by CERIS, CAP and York’s Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-946-3110.