Narcotraffic and the Art of Violence

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.

5-7 PM
November 20, 2014
CEREV Exhibition Lab
JW McConnell Library Building, LB-671.10
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
Concordia University

Public Visiting Hours
November 21, 24, 25, 26 2-5 PM
or by appointment (e-mail to schedule)

Round Table Discussion (in Spanish):
Categorías y Construcciones Sociales en Épocas de Violencia
November 27, 3-6 PM
CEREV Exhibition Lab
Hugo Velázquez (Universidad de Guadalajara)
Nicolas Rodriguez (Université de Montréal)
Camilo Vicente (UNAM, Mexico City)
Cynthia Milton (Université de Montréal)
Moderated by Patricia Martin (Université de Montréal)

This roundtable discussion brings together different specialists of Latin America working on how concepts such as “victims”, “subversive,” “human rights,” enter the mainstream of the language around violence is post conflict societies, and are in turn used, altered, and defended by different social actors in these conflicts, from victim groups, state agents, and perpetrators. The countries discussed are Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

Most of the round table will take place in Spanish, but the public is able to contribute questions and comments in the language of their choice.

All events are free of charge and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

Nuria Carton de Grammont is a postdoctoral researcher at the Université de Montréal’s Centre d’Études et de Recherches Internationales (CÉRIUM) working on the impact of narcotraffic in art and the aesthetics of violence in contemporary Mexico.

Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence