IAMD MFA Thesis Exhibition: Coco Guzman, Las cosas que se quedan / The things that remain


MFA Thesis Exhibition presented by OCAD University and SAVAC

 
DateWednesday, February 20, 2019 - 5:00pm to Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 5:00pm

Cost

Free

Website

www.cocoriot.com

Location

Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space (4th Floor) 401 Richmond Street W. Toronto, ON

Opening Reception
20 February 2019 from 5-7pm

Artist Talk
28 February 2019 from 7-7:30pm
Featured speaker at SAVAC 2019 Annual General Meeting

Closing discussion with writer/researcher Nehal El-Hadi
9 March 2019 from 4-5pm

Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

Las cosas que se quedan / The things that remain investigates the relationship between the experiences of political haunting, embodied memory and mass tourism on the shores of the Mediterranean in the south of Spain. Through drawing and installation, Coco Guzman takes us on a walk along the beach, where the things that remain tell us stories of bombed civilians, disappeared migrants, concentration camps, persecuted queers, and exploited undocumented workers–but also of never-ending parties, cheap beer, an everlasting sun and, curiously, the invention of the bikini. Conjuring the remnants of Francoist National-Catholic fantasmas, the ghosts of migrants drowned at sea and the exploited living-dead working in zombie resorts, Las cosas que se quedan /The things that remain invites the viewer to consider the shore and its unexpected cohabitants. Living in the midst of gore capitalism and mass tourism in the south of Spain, ghosts and tourists traverse one of the deadliest borderscapes in the world.

Coco Guzman is a Spanish queer artist who uses drawing to tell stories of haunting in the context of political violence. With a degree in Literature and Art obtained in France, Coco has developed their art career in Canada. Coco’work has been shown across the Americas and Europe and has received the support of Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council. Coco is the cofounder of Colectivo Pez Luna which explores the intersectionalities between drawing, theatre and queerness. Currently pursuing their MFA at OCAD University, Coco was awarded a SSHRC scholarship for their current research.



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DateWednesday, February 20, 2019 - 5:00pm to Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 5:00pm

Cost

Free

Website

www.cocoriot.com

Location

Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space (4th Floor) 401 Richmond Street W. Toronto, ON

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 5:00pm to Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 5:00pm

Opening Reception
20 February 2019 from 5-7pm

Artist Talk
28 February 2019 from 7-7:30pm
Featured speaker at SAVAC 2019 Annual General Meeting

Closing discussion with writer/researcher Nehal El-Hadi
9 March 2019 from 4-5pm

Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

Las cosas que se quedan / The things that remain investigates the relationship between the experiences of political haunting, embodied memory and mass tourism on the shores of the Mediterranean in the south of Spain. Through drawing and installation, Coco Guzman takes us on a walk along the beach, where the things that remain tell us stories of bombed civilians, disappeared migrants, concentration camps, persecuted queers, and exploited undocumented workers–but also of never-ending parties, cheap beer, an everlasting sun and, curiously, the invention of the bikini. Conjuring the remnants of Francoist National-Catholic fantasmas, the ghosts of migrants drowned at sea and the exploited living-dead working in zombie resorts, Las cosas que se quedan /The things that remain invites the viewer to consider the shore and its unexpected cohabitants. Living in the midst of gore capitalism and mass tourism in the south of Spain, ghosts and tourists traverse one of the deadliest borderscapes in the world.

Coco Guzman is a Spanish queer artist who uses drawing to tell stories of haunting in the context of political violence. With a degree in Literature and Art obtained in France, Coco has developed their art career in Canada. Coco’work has been shown across the Americas and Europe and has received the support of Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council. Coco is the cofounder of Colectivo Pez Luna which explores the intersectionalities between drawing, theatre and queerness. Currently pursuing their MFA at OCAD University, Coco was awarded a SSHRC scholarship for their current research.

Venue & Address: 
Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space (4th Floor) 401 Richmond Street W. Toronto, ON
Website: 
www.cocoriot.com
Cost: 
Free
     OCADU BLXCK ASSOCIATION presents, Black Richness the Untapped Potential of Our Ancestry •     CCP & CADN Speaker’s Series E
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