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Artist & Curator Talk & Reception - "A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas"

  • Location: Mandeville Gallery at Union College Union College, 807 Union St., Nott Memorial, 2nd Floor, Schenectady, NY 12308 Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Dates: January 31, 2019
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Price: Free and open to the public
  • Overview

    Please join us for our Artist & Curator Talk & Reception to celebrate the Mandeville Gallery's new exhibition, A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas. Artists Pablo Helguera and Martine Gutierrez will be in a discussion with exhibition curator, Pilar Tompkins Rivas. The talk will begin at 5:30pm. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Visitors may view the exhibition, located upstairs in the Mandeville Gallery, during the reception. This event is free and open to the public.

    Drawing from the hemispheric context of the Americas, and broad questions of civilization and culture, A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas presents recent works by artists from the United States and Latin America grappling with continued questions of colonialism and postcolonialism in an effort to locate “place” in contemporary society. The exhibition highlights the medium of video as a critical tool for expanded narratives and immersive imagery, in addition to painting, photography, sculpture and works on paper.

    A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas is organized by the Vincent Price Art Museum, California, and is curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas.

    The exhibition will be on view January 19 - June 16, 2019. The Mandeville Gallery is located on the second floor of the Nott Memorial, and is open daily from 10 am - 6 pm. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit our website, http://muse.union.edu/mandeville/

    Additional funding generously provided by Interdisciplinary Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Modern Languages & Literatures, Visual Arts, Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and UNITAS. 

    Image: Pablo Helguera, Panamerician Suite, 2017, collage on paper, 9 x 12 inches