Join us on Thursday, April 22nd, 5PM for a student-led event on Aporia and the Arts!
Aporia is an irreducible gap, an unresolvable contradiction, that may generate an overwhelming sense of loss for which words fail. This artist talk will look at art as a lens through which to make sense of, or find beauty in, aporia produced by irreconcilable events marked by a form of violence and injustice.
What does the process of “making sense” out of aporia look like? When language fails, what other means of representation and communication might we lean into? These questions guide our engagement with photography—in the creation of the photographic image as well as in the curatorial practice. Photographer Juan Cristóbal Aldrey (Los Pinos, Caracas) and curator Andrés Caicedo Sierra (Bogotá) join us in conversation to explore the potential of photography as a medium to address experiences that can’t be put into words. Both will discuss how their work visually responds to the ongoing struggles within their respective Latin American contexts.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.