Sportsmanship Under Surveillance: SUR Gallery Opening
June 27, 2015
6:00PM – 9:00PM
All eyes are on us today as Toronto hosts the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in the City of Toronto, offering a spectacle of wealth, sports and arts. Underneath the bewildering veil of prosperity and celebration, the games will also bring deeper control over citizens while invading privacy and distorting notions of what a free society should condemn. The exhibition exposes the impact governments have when using questionable surveillance tactics in the name of national security.
Artists Jota Castro (Peru/Belgium) and Minerva Cuevas (Mexico) create alternative modes of identification, while Juan Ortiz-Apuy (Costa Rica/Canada) and Marcos Ramirez ERRE (Mexico) expose relationships between hemispheres in public spaces. Finally, Regina Silveira (Brazil) creates a visual paradox, casting shadows on the site of surveillance. Each artist offers insight on how to adapt, control, rebel and live in an age of overwhelming surveillance. Curated by Tamara Toledo.
Artists and curator will be on-hand for opening reception.
Artists will also be creating “ID Cards” for interested visitors. Please bring a photo if you would like to participate.
Cash bar onsite.
Free ice cream to the first 100 people courtesy of Toronto Pearson.
Latin American Canadian Art Projects is a Toronto-based, not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to the implementation of art projects that promote Latin American art in Canada with an emphasis on artistic excellence, critically engaged artistic practices and hemispheric networks of exchange.