Narcotraffic and the Art of Violence
Curated by Nuria Carton de Grammont

November 20-27, 2014
CEREV Exhibition Lab

Featuring the work of Carlos Rojas, Ileana Hernández, Maria Ezcurra, Philémon Cimon, Amanda Ruiz, Carmen Giménez Cacho, Daniela Ortiz, Flavia Hevia and Jacqueline Fortson

Please join us in our Exhibition Lab this month for a multi-artist installation curated by Université de Montréal postdoctoral researcher Nuria Carton de Grammont and featuring Concordia students and alumni. This exhibition explores artistic activism that seeks unique aesthetic strategies to educate viewers on the extreme violence caused by narcotraffic in contemporary Mexico.

Narcotraffic and the Art of Violence is co-sponsored by CEREV, 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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This month, we are pleased to be offering two training sessions in DSLR video production. These free workshops are presented in collaboration with The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS) on November 12 & 19th from 12 – 2 PM in our Exhibition Lab.

Thanks to significant interest, these sessions are now at capacity!

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Many thanks to everyone who came out to the launch event for Erica Lehrer’s newest book Lucky Jews: Poland’s Jewish Figurines (Ha!art Press, 2014) on October 16!

Tamara Kramer, host of Shtetl on the Shortwave, provided an insightful frame for the discussion, and Erica had plenty to talk about with the engaged and lively audience, which ranged from 20- to 80-year olds.

Thank you again to the staff of Librairie Drawn & Quarterly for such a successful evening! To learn more about the book, visit http://www.luckyjews.com/.

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CEREV is proud to co-sponsor the next event in Concordia’s Department of History Speaker Series, a lecture by Dr. Alon Confino (University of Virginia/Ben-Gurion University).

November 14, 2014
11 AM – 1 PM
Room LB-1014
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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My principle research question is: how in art and technology projects do interdisciplinary considerations and frameworks for collaboration shape our understanding of gendered bodies and technical interactions? In theory, this involves the creation of an unconventional genealogy of key historical and contemporary female artists that hybridize human and non-human phenomena in their works. In practice, Orbital Resonance is one intervention aimed at answering my research question.

In our newest blog post, Margaret Westby writes about her multimedia project Orbital Resonance, which she mounted in the CEREV Exhibition Lab on October 17 as a component of her PhD in Humanities through Concordia’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture.

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