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Artists Discussion - Awaken: Conjuring Our Tomorrow

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In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and in keeping with the recommendations of Governor Baker, Salem State is canceling all on-campus activities of 25 people or more through April 11, 2020. Read more about Salem State’s response to the outbreak.

*This event may be rescheduled in April. 

Curator Allison Maria Rodriguez  is joined by artists from the Winfisky Gallery exhibition Awaken: Conjuring Our Tomorrow: Evelyn Rydz, Raquel Fornasaro, and Nayda Cuevas. This group exhibition, curated by Rodriguez,  features Latina artists exploring climate justice issues in their practice. The works in this exhibition navigate a space in between the mathematical and the fantastical. In the wake of the atrocities that continue to be inflicted upon our earth, this exhibition suggests that we must harness the power of both science and magic in order to generate the prospect of a collective future. From computer programming to oil painting, these artists use the mechanics of storytelling and human curiosity to investigate our spiritual (dis)connection to the planet, to highlight the political implications of our cumulative paralysis, and to envision the possibility of another

Allison Maria Rodriguez is a first-generation Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist working predominantly in video installation. She creates immersive experiential spaces that challenge conventional ways of knowing and understanding the world. Her work focuses extensively on climate change, species extinction and the interconnectivity of existence. Through video, performance, digital animation, photography, drawing, collage and installation, Rodriguez merges and blends mediums to create new pictorial spaces for aesthetic, emotional and conceptual exploration.

Refreshments and informal discussion after the panel at the Berry Library's IDEA Den, featuring works by and about Latinx creatives.

Learn more about the making of Awaken: Conjuring Our Tomorrow.

When 3:30pm
Berry Library and Learning Commons, North Campus
4 College Drive, Salem, MA 01970
Karen A Gahagan

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