This workshop will explore ideas of belonging and indifference in relationship to our clothing. Garments reflect our personal identity, allowing us to “fit” into a social group, but they also reproduce the prevailing consumer ideologies of society. They protect our bodies but also connect us with a social and globalized world. We all read clothes symbolically, connecting individual knowledge with culturally produced ideas, but we are often unaware of the conditions in which they were produced. In this workshop we will explore our garments in new ways, looking at the imperceptible threads that connect us to distant and usually invisible hands. Together we will undress, looking for new and stimulating ways to reveal aspects of our personal and social circumstances that usually remain concealed. Based on the idea that what happens locally affects us globally, we will explore not only the personal, but the cultural, social, political and economic consequences that clothing has on each and every one of us.
Born in Argentina and raised in Mexico, Maria Ezcurra currently lives in Montreal, where she is a PhD candidate in Art Education at Concordia University. Having studied Visual Arts at the National School of Fine Arts (ENAP) in Mexico, she later completed her graduate studies at the Chelsea College of Art & Design (London, UK) before pursuing an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. A recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholarship and the FRQSC award, Maria Ezcurra is also a member of the National System of Art Creators (SNC) in Mexico. She has taught art in a number of universities and schools over the past 15 years and is currently artist-in-residence at the Faculty of Education of McGill University. http://www.mariaezcurra.com
Free entrance and warm ambiance.
articule's gallery is wheelchair accessible, but unfortunately, not its bathroom.