Alegorías de la Migración O’dam ONGd
O’dam is a non-governmental organisation for development that works to empower people and minority collectives immersed in processes of cultural identity loss, ethnocide, marginalisation and/or exclusion
Alegorías de la Migración Homeland or Death, 2010
Installation. Perforated canvas print 8 x 8 meters
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Alegorías de la Migración
14
Oct
2010
21
Nov
2010
O’dam ONGd, in collaboration with LABoral and with Instituto Cultural Cabañas (Guadalajara, Mexico), has set in motion A+D. Arte+Desarrollo, a cultural cooperation development project with the common goal of fighting deprivation and social inequality involving a number of cultural agents in its formulation, conception and implementation.
Photo: Marcos Morilla

Alegorías de la Migración

O’dam ONGd, in collaboration with LABoral and with Instituto Cultural Cabañas (Guadalajara, Mexico), has set in motion A+D. Arte+Desarrollo, a cultural cooperation development project with the common goal of fighting deprivation and social inequality involving a number of cultural agents in its formulation, conception and implementation.

15
Oct
2010
22
Nov
2010
Alegorías de la Migración

Photo: Marcos Morilla

Concept

 

Throughout 2009, four artists from Asturias visited Guadalajara. Later, four Mexican artists visited Asturias (and completed a residence at LABoral). This exchange gave the artists a chance to acquaint themselves with the local reality, to interview agents from local social movements and organisations with first-hand experience in dealing with the issue of migration. On the completion of the field work in which the art world cooperated with the Third Sector, the artists produced a piece in which they reflected on what they had seen and experienced. 


Alegorías de la Migración [Allegories of Migration] is the exhibition based on the projects produced over the duration of the programme. Selected by the curator for their nomadism, the artists engaged in a reconstruction of their work grounded in metaphorical migration, underscoring the allegory of a journey imposed by critical conditions, in turn rooted in the political organisation of present-day societies. Working with action art, video creation and installation, they advocate new ways of symbolically speaking to the alterity of our time. From a perspective eschewing all spectacularity and ambiguity in addressing the problems affecting our social systems, this exhibition is akin to a symbolic exchange of the places where these artists live, showing specific projects that reflect on what is still proper to art today.

Curated by: José Luis Corazón Ardura
Artists: Maite Centol, Santino Escatel, Cynthia Gutiérrez, Jorge Méndez Blake, Orson San Pedro, Avelino Sala, Pelayo Varela 
Collaboration: O'dam ONGd, Secretaría de Cultura del Gobierno de Jalisco, Instituto Cultural Cabañas , Vive 
Coproduction: AECID

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