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Group Show: Speaking in Tongues
Fri Jan 13, 2017 - Fri Feb 3, 2017
Mujer Artista: Speaking in Tongues
Friday, Jan 13 – Friday, Feb 3, 2017
aceartinc | 290 McDermot Ave, 2nd floor | Winnipeg
• Friday, Jan 13 at 7 PM – Opening & Performances
(performances run from 8 PM to 9 PM)
• Saturday, Jan 28 at 2:30 PM – Performances & Artist Talk
• The exhibition can also be viewed during the gallery’s regular weekly hours, Tues-Sat, 12 noon to 5 PM (Sat Jan 14 to Fri Feb 3)
Carolina Araneda | Cecilia Araneda | Francesca Carella | Alexandra Garrido |
Monica Martinez | Mariana Muñoz | Praba Pilar | Camila Schujman | Ilse Torres
Over two years ago, after a series of conversations between Latin Canadian women artists Cecilia Araneda (filmmaker, curator), Praba Pilar (interdisciplinary artist) and Monica Martinez (visual artist), we came up with the idea of participating in an artistic process from the starting point of collective dialogue.
We named this process Mujer Artista.
From our core group of three, Mujer Artista gradually expanded to involve more artists, including dancers Alexandra Garrido, Camila Schujman and Ilse Torres; visual artists Carolina Araneda and Francesca Carella; and interdisciplinary artist Mariana Muñoz.
We are Latin women artists traversing a canon populated by men. We work without privilege. We carry the weight of our cultural histories that are often brutal and tragic, and burdened by paradoxes. We are visibly different. We are identified as the ‘other.’ We are never quite made to feel at home.
We speak in tongues as we reflect on the contradictions and uneasy mixings which present an underlying quality that finds no easy comfort; our work is extremely personal and it is also a product of complex toil. Ultimately, when you enter into the space you will know each and every one of us artists more personally as people as we speak to you collectively in a manner that you may not expect.
We acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts in facilitating the creation of Mujer Artista.