We are excited to announce that former CEREV Postdoctoral Fellow Jenny Doubt and student affiliate from Concordia’s Department of History Ian Bradley-Perrin will be mounting their project A Global Pandemic? Problematizing Universal Strategies Through Localized Experiences of HIV/AIDS in our Exhibition Lab from February 12-13, 2015.

Please join us for a casual guided tour of Jenny Doubt and Ian Bradley-Perrin’s exhibition project “A Global Pandemic? Problematizing Universal Strategies Through Localized Experiences of HIV/AIDS” with Q&A session in CEREV’s Exhibition Lab from 5 – 7 PM on February 12, 2015.

Vernissage, Guided Tour & Q&A
February 12, 2015
5 – 7 PM
CEREV Exhibition Lab
JW McConnell Library Building, LB-671.10
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
Concordia University

Come see the product of much hard work on the part of former CEREV Postdoctoral Fellow Jenny Doubt and our student affiliate Ian Bradley-Perrin. Their experimentation in curation, “A Global Pandemic? Problematizing Universal Strategies Through Localized Experiences of HIV/AIDS” will be open to the public for drop-in visits at CEREV’s Exhibition Lab on February 13, 2015 from 12 – 5 PM.

A Global Pandemic? seeks to examine the experience of HIV/AIDS in significantly different localised contexts in Canada, America, South Africa, Brazil and Ukraine, thus revealing one of the limitations of universalised HIV/AIDS strategies focused on ‘universal access to antiretroviral therapy’, namely their failure to consider the significant nuances introduced by gender, age, class and urban/rural context that ultimately differentiate national and regional experiences of HIV and AIDS.

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We are excited to announce that CEREV will be hosting Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar of TUG Collective (University of Maine at Farmington) in our Exhibition Lab for a series of events February 16-19, 2015.

Their primary project will be an installation of Who Eats at Taco Bell?, workshopped at CEREV’s Encuentro session in June.

Who Eats at Taco Bell? is a socially-engaged-art platform for thinking about how the interlocking dynamics of immigration, social race, and economic prosperity in U.S.-American history continue to resonate with personal and political notions of national identity and belonging. Tug collective will be traveling the Lewis and Clark (a trail that was forged by an expedition that took place from 1804-1806), in the summer of 2016 leading up to the 58th U.S. Presidential Election, with a taco bike/cart, making tacos for people with whom we come in contact and activating participation via a multi-sensorial/multimedia installation, all in an effort to seed and extend conversations about what it means to inhabit a place, at this particular point in time.

Who Eats at Taco Bell? will be open for public viewing during the following hours:

  • February 17, 12-3 PM
  • February 18, 12-5 PM
  • February 19, 12-5 PM

On Thursday, February 19, Gaelyn and Gustavo will present Small Acts of Repair in the Exhibition Lab and host a public reception from 5 – 7 PM.

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CEREV is proud to co-sponsor “A Pioneering Journey: Strengths-based Approach to Working with Survivors of Genocide,” a talk with educator, author, and speaker Myra Giberovitch.

February 18, 2015
6 PM
Room LB-1042
J.W. McConnell Library Building
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montréal, QC

This is a free event and open to all. No registration is necessary.

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“Different activities at CEREV’s media and exhibition spaces changed my students’ routines on campus; consequently affected their interactions with each other. For example, I encouraged students to work together when they edited their media projects. Several students reported that they received advice from their peers in the media lab. In other words, the lab setting plays a role in fostering a collective learning process.”

In our newest blog post, Dr. Tracy Zhang shares her reflections on working with CEREV’s facilities throughout her Fall 2014 Simone de Beauvoir Institute course Anti-Racist Feminist Media (WSDB498I).

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En tant que commissaire, avec l’exposition « Narcotrafic and the art of violence » présentée au CEREV du 20 au 27 novembre 2014, je voulais répondre aux questions : Comment participer dans cet activisme artistique pour mobiliser la conscience collective et réfléchir sur le malaise social qui frappe aujourd’hui le Mexique ? Comment interpeler le public local canadien et le rendre participe de cette mobilisation sociale ?

In our newest blog post, Nuria Carton de Grammont shares her reflections on curating Narcotraffic and the Art of Violence, shown in the CEREV Exhibition Lab November 20-27, 2014. The exhibition and its accompanying roundtable discussion were co-sponsored by the Chaire d’Etudes du Mexique Contemporain, the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, and the Réseau d’etudes sur l’Amérique latine à Montréal.

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