Transcultural Encounters of the Curatorial Kind

Conversations in Curating: Transcultural Encounters of the Curatorial Kind

Tuesday, November 20, 7 p.m.

OCAD University
Auditorium, Room 190, Level 1
100 McCaul Street
Toronto ON

Toronto Photography Seminar member Dot Tuer, a Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences at OCAD University, will discuss how her scholarly research in colonial Latin American history and contemporary photography studies shaped the contextualization of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in her role as guest curator for the current Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition Frida and Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting. The lecture will discuss how the exhibition of these artists’ works in Canada raises issues of political and postcolonial representation and reflects on the unexpected research questions that emerged in the undertaking of this major curatorial project.

Photo credit: Dot Tuer with Diego Rivera’s work Calla Lily Vendor (1943). The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection/Art Gallery of Ontario. Photo courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.