During its 12th edition, the LatinArte Festival promotes the vibrant Presence of Latin American artists in Quebec in different formats. This edition of the festival presents, through different mediums and angles, an emergence that aims to open up physical and virtual spaces to explore decentralized experiences of creation and collective learning in a time of major social transformations.
The Festival provides a showcase for multiple forms of presence —physical and virtual, in real-time and interactive— in Montreal's art scene in the digital age. These forms of interaction and visions seek to decompartmentalize the interpretations and narratives of the artistic production of exchanges from the South up North, beyond borders.
This edition of the Festival highlights the pressing need to create community networks and innovative ways of communication that promote the diffusion of the works of art, resilience and collective creativity.
(Curator: Mariza Rosales Argonza)
Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension
421, rue Saint-Roch, Montréal
From September 5 to November 1, 2020The Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough invites the public to visit the group exhibition Présence | Décloisonner le regard. This exhibition offers an incursion into the creative universe of Milton Riaño, Maria Ezcurra, Laura Barrón and Sergio Clavijo, under the direction of curator Mariza Rosales Argonza.
(Curator: Darien S. Nicolas)
Saturdays October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 - 5 p.m.
In its 12th edition, the LatinArte Festival highlights the recent audiovisual contributions of Latin American artists. With a special emphasis on creators from the Latin American diaspora in Montréal, the cinema program offers a diverse selection of the audiovisual universe of the peoples of this region and their diasporas in Canada. The curatorship sought to explore the appropriation of mainstream film genres by Latin American filmmakers to engage with their political realities and comment on subjects as diverse as the indigenous struggles for recognition and their rights to land, children's rights and their universe, the experiences of the Latin American diaspora and the persistent criminalization of Latin Americans in North America, the celebration of Latin American traditions and imaginaries, etc.
The selected films constitute a mosaic of gazes, landscapes, voices and peoples that attempt to capture the infinite richness of present-day Latin American film history and its geography, including places such as Brazil, Mexico, Quebec and Cuba, amongst others.
All screenings will be followed by a meeting with the directors.
To obtain the virtual projection code, register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Curators:Mariza Rosales Argonza & Darien S. Nicolas)
Friday October 16 - 5 p.m.
The Colloquium of the Americas will present the analysis of the characteristics of Quebec, particularly of the city of Montreal, as a formal and discursive substance in the cinematographic works produced by artists of Latin American origin. In partnership with Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema-GEM Lab and CIDIHCA as part of the Latin American Heritage Month in Montreal.