Guest Curator: Ric Kasini Kadour
Saturday, November 16th
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Wrapped around the eastern slopes of the Pichincha volcano, in the Guayllabamba River basin, Quito, Ecuador is a 16th century city and a thriving modern day metropolis. In the city’s La Floresta neighborhood, artists and writers mix with entrepreneurs and digital nomads. “Where The Sun Casts No Shadow: Postcards from the Creative Crossroads of Quito, Ecuador” brings together the in-camera collage works of Stephen & Eve Schaub, the murals of Mo Vàsquez, documentary photographs of PLAYhouse in Quito, the poetry of María Clara Sharupi Jua in Spanish, English, and Shuar; and art from Quito’s El Club de Collage.
Together, the collage and photographs touch upon themes ranging from the role of murals and poetry in Ecuadorian culture to issues of the safety of women; Venezuelan immigration; and how indigenous people are shaping their country’s future. The exhibition traces the role collage plays in art community building and offers a counternarrative to the portrayal of Latin America as in a state of constant crisis. “Where The Sun Casts No Shadow: Postcards from the Creative Crossroads of Quito, Ecuador” is a testament to the power of artist communities.The exhibition will be on view for the month of November in the Wilson Museum. The exhibition is a project of EveNSteve, Kolaj Magazine, and Kasini House. The exhibition is curated by Ric Kasini Kadour.
About Ric Kasini Kadour:
Ric Kasini Kadour is an artist, cultural worker, and writer who has been writing about Vermont art for two decades. He is a former Vermont editor of Art New England and the current editor of Vermont Art Guide. The Curator of Contemporary Art at Rokeby Museum, Kadour has curated exhibitions across North America. Learn more at www.rickasinikadour.com.
Image: Walking Makes You Think Differently (detail) by Stephen & Eve Schaub. 38”x318”; pigment on Japanese Kinwashi with handwritten text; 2019
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