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Reimagining Mourning: Opening Reception

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Opening Reception for Reimagining Mourning Exhibition

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Join us on September 30th in celebrating the opening of the exhibition.

ABOUT EXHIBITION

People must mourn, yet this human need has been challenged by the pandemic where thousands around the globe have not been able to accompany their sick relatives and friends during the last few days of their lives. Our rituals, funerals, vigils, ceremonies, and congregations have had to change in order to prevent further spread of the disease. The uncertainty of death has become as real and as palpable as the uncertainty of living, and those most vulnerable in our society have paid the heftiest price during this global tragedy. However, deprived of the ability to mourn has led to alternate modes of expression and human interaction. Many have adapted to new possibilities and perspectives, all of which include our process of mourning. The artists Paolo Almario, Laura Barrón, Claudia Chagoya, and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer offer new insights into this human quest and position the task as an all-encompassing and collective endeavor. Their work speaks to a generation of people who have had to overcome uncertainty and unpredictability, where memory serves as a powerful tool to re-conceptualize a different outcome.

The artists in the exhibition Reimagining Mourning construct narratives that discuss the despair faced by loss while also offering humanity a place for closure. No one can ever prepare for death or loss, but these artists allow a space for its representation, they display the fragility of life and the humanity we all share. Almario, Barrón, Chagoya, and Lozano-Hemmer capture an experiential and transcendental place, and they suggest a new terrain for its absent subject, no longer confined to isolation. Perhaps the ability of artists to provide spaces of revisiting, regenerating, and reimagining sites of remembrance and commemoration – one that we all long for and need – will lead us to acknowledge the horrors of our past and present and seek to live a more just and balanced future.

PROGRAMMING

Curator Tour with Tamara Toledo

Thursday, October 21st, 6-7pm ET on Zoom

Online Artist Talk with Claudia Chagoya and Laura Barrón:

Thursday, November 4th, 6-7:30 PM ET on Zoom

Latin American Speaker Series with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer:

Thursday, November 18th, 7-8PM ET on Zoom.

Studio Critique: Paolo Almario with Gerardo Mosquera:

View recording online at www.surgalleryvirtual.ca

IMPORTANT NOTICE

For a safe and enjoyable experience, we are taking all protocols and health measurements to ensure the continuing health of our community. We will be open by appointment only on Fridays from noon to 6pm and Saturdays 11am to 5pm. The use of masks will be required to enter the gallery. To book an appointment, please email operations@surgallery.ca.

ABOUT SUR GALLERY

Sur Gallery is Toronto's first gallery space dedicated to the exhibition and critical engagement of contemporary Latin American Art and is a project of LACAP.

For information contact:

416-654-7787

info@surgallery.ca

www.surgallery.ca

www.surgalleryvirtual.ca

www.facebook.com/LACAPsurgallery

https://www.youtube.com/user/lacapcanada/videos

Gallery Hours:

To book an appointment, please email operations@surgallery.ca

Fri noon-6:00PM / Sat 11AM-5PM

Location: 100-39 Queens Quay East, Toronto

Sur Gallery acknowledges the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and The City of Toronto through section 37.

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