Gertrude's Artists Salon at the Mills Gallery hosted by Camilø Álvårez
The Spanish Black Atlantic: Strains in Contemporary Art
Salon conversation hosted by Camilø Álvårez
Join us on Thursday, December 17 in the BCA’s Mills Gallery when Boston gallerist Camilø Álvårez explores the subject of the Spanish Black Atlantic and its relevance for contemporary challenges to traditions and conventions of white supremacy in the art world during Gertrude's Artists Salon.
Álvårez considers this topic as expressed in contemporary art that references and addresses the socio-political context and intense cultural background of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Haiti, and uses it as a jumping off point for a discussion that will delve into the past as well as focusing on the current working methods and practices of artists focused on issues of colonial and post-colonial oppression. We'll open up conversation on a range of subjects including the dearth of people of color as curators in the US and recent activism aimed at discriminatory art practices at US institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Artists and art enthusiasts are encouraged to join the conversation. Suggested reading in advance of meeting:
Camilø Álvårez is the Owner/Director/Curator/Preparator of Samsøñ in Boston.
Gertrude's artist lounge and lab at the Mills is the site of informal, semi-monthly artist-generated/artist-hosted conversations. Join us for idle conversation, heated exchange and the sporadic, sometimes thematic exploration of ideas that grow out of and into art.
Image credit: Steve Locke, Untitled (Family-red), 12 x 16 inches, edition of 10, plus 2 artist's proofs