articule has the pleasure of inviting you to the opening reception of When the Mountains Move by Amanda Ruiz Méndez. The artist will also present a performance, International Gathering of Women-Mountains, on February 22, 3:00 PM.
When the Mountains Move is a material based research-exhibition that develops from the study of the indigenous Mexican Zapatista movement as a living example of resistance against capitalism, and as a social body that practices hope and resonates locally and internationally. Particularly, this exhibition focuses on the role of women in this movement as they have also been the force and the core of another fight: the fight against patriarchy. A resistance within the resistance. The exhibition includes four artworks that connect fiction with the creation of knowledge, while establishing an imaginary and relational dialogue between women.
Amanda Ruiz Méndez is a Mexican artist based in Montreal. Her work incorporates different modes of collectiveness, from art teaching to participatory performances and activism. She considers social mobilization as a fundamentally creative process where art occupies the public space while cultivating collective memory.