Congrès de l’association d’art des universités du Canada

Octobre 12-15 octobre 2017, Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, Banff

http://www.uaac-aauc.com/sites/default/files/UAAC_Conference_2017.pdf

Diaspora, Trauma, Memory

Présidente de séance, Bojana Videkanic, Université de Waterloo. Jessica Thompson, Université de Waterloo; Dot Tuer OCAD et Claudia Bernal, UQAM

The intent of this panel session is to focus on the inter-relationship

of diaspora, trauma, and memory as each is evoked via visual culture

(images/objects/places, etc.). The contemporary moment, rife

with antagonisms and trauma with respect to migration, seems

like the opportune time to discuss issues of how ideas, images, and

objects related to diasporic experience find their way into the public

consciousness. The aim is to bring together scholars whose

chronological or cultural research areas may be disparate yet they

share a common interest in the ramifications of displacement, and its

ongoing cultural, political, and social relevance.

 

 

Unsettling Creative Collaboration

 

Co-conveners: Claudia Bernal (Université du Québec à Montréal), Em Piro (York University), Leah Wilks (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaingn) André Rosa (Universidade de Coimbra)

Through multilingual conversation, movement practices, vocalization, and other creative exercises we will explore the interlocking themes of Body, Space and Identity. Collaboratively, we will create an artistic intervention that unsettles the notion of fixed borders as the primary way we build our subjectivities. What does it mean to unsettle our geographies, our genders, our sexualities, our nationalities, our races, our ages, our abilities, our desires to “get it” and understand linguistically? What new spaces of creative possibility open when we don’t begin with a language—whether corporeal or discursive—in common? How do we create practices of, and spaces for, intimacy as a group of “strangers?” How do we practice being present in the unknown?

Sponsors: Hemispheric Institute of Politics & Performance/ Instituto hemisférico de performance & Política

School of the arts, media, performance & design, Université York University

Social Sciences and Humanities Researche Council of Canada / Conseil de recherche en sciences humaines du Canada

October 5-8, 2017, Toronto, Canada

http://hemigsiconvergence2017.tome.press/

Strike a Chord- at Sur Gallery, Toronto

STRIKE A CHORD
Curated by Tamara Toledo

Exhibition: April 13 to June 3, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7-10PM
Remarks and Artist Talk: 8PM
Performance by Claudia Bernal: 8:30PM

To ‘strike a chord’ is to create or trigger an emotional negative or positive response to an action. In this exhibition, artists respond to times of peril and violence: they retaliate with protest, search for healing, all while conjuring an atmosphere of resistance. At times when our role as citizens seem to ever more bluntly demonstrate that actions need to be taken in order for there to be change, Montreal-based artist Claudia Bernal, Toronto-based artists —Coco Guzmán, Julieta María and David Constantino Salazar— use performance, video, installation, sculpture and drawing to position themselves as activists in a society that has revealed its ultra-right wing ideology.

Artists in Strike a Chord present multiple perspectives and offer various tools to activate social integrity, social justice, and respect. While both Bernal and Guzmán tackle performance and drawing as change catalysts and see the power of individuals capable of redefining the course of history through memory and action, Salazar reveals the vulnerability we all share and the obstacles that expose our precarious lives. María offers a comforting and nurturing encounter with our mothers, revealing our instinctive nature to survive despite sentiments of fear and isolation lingering in the world today. During times of uncertainty and anxiety, it is artists who create meaning and a sense of purpose when all else seems to be crumbling. Artists raise their voices; they elicit and provoke those who do not want to change and strike something within all of us.

This exhibition is co-presented by Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts

Prendre Lieux

http://ecomusee.qc.ca/evenement/prendre-lieux-2017/

L’exposition Prendre lieux est à l’affiche du 16 au 26 février 2017, à l’Écomusée du fier monde. La présente exposition est issue d’une collaboration entre l’Écomusée du fier monde, l’École des arts visuels et médiatiques et la Faculté des arts de l’UQAM.

Anne Thibault et Claudia Bernal présentent l’installation performance D’ombres et d’eaux rouges. Peintures d’Anne Thibault et performance de Claudia Bernal

VIDEORAYMI, 2016

La transparencia sólida hace parte de la selección oficial de la

Muestra internacional de videoarte, VIDEORYMI.

Casa de la Cultura de Cuzco, Perú. 20, 21 y 22 de diciembre del 2016