Patrick Cruz - conférence d'artiste invité

mercredi 25 novembre 2020 à 12 h 30 13 h 30
Image Credit: Landscape painting version 1, 2010-2019
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Cette conférence sera présenter en anglais avec une période de question bilingue.

Patrick Cruz is a Filipino-Canadian artist based in Quezon City, Philippines and Vancouver, BC as an uninvited guest on the land of the Coast Salish peoples –Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

His large-scale immersive installations are lively, site specific works that open up conversations on cultural hybridity, the effects of globalization, the institutionalization of “Art,” and the role of the artist in contemporary political discourse. While his practice avows decoloniality in visual and conceptual approaches, his work moves through institutions in a way that engages with, and subverts, their contributions to larger colonial projects; specifically, he takes interest in the way a thing becomes “Art” – the alchemy of the white cube and its inherent signifiers as optical moments that can be harnessed to deconstruct colonial legacies and ideologies. Marrying the spontaneity of intuition and play to a keenly attuned aesthetic sensibility, his work potently bridges meaning across both made and found sensory elements. In 2016 he received an MFA from the University of Guelph and his work has widely been exhibited on the international stage. https://www.patrickcruz.org/

Image Credit: Landscape painting version 1, 2010-2019