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Death is not the End: la Muerte es el Comienzo | Artlab

Thursday, December 8, 2022
5:00 pm
John Labatt Visual Arts Centre (VAC)
Room: Artlab Gallery
bright pink screen print of day of the dead skulls

The word “Death” is not pronounced in New York, in Paris, in London, because it burns the lips. The Mexican in contrast, is familiar with death, jokes about it, caresses it; it is one of his favorite toys and most steadfast love.” 

                               — Octavio Paz (1914-1998), The Labyrinth of Solitude, 1950.

Death is not the End : la Muerte es el Comienzo explores death through the lens of Mexican art, and encourages viewers to think of death in a new light. The exhibition is inspired by Mexican artistic techniques, and is comprised of various mediums. The artworks provide unique, individual perspectives on death, and bring death to life.

Professor Alena Robin’s class Death in Mexican Art: From Ancient Time to Today surveys various concepts of death and surrounding ideologies in Mexican cultures. A unique course which promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration, this culminating exhibition is the result of the combined efforts of the class’ studio, art history, and museum & curatorial students.

Liza Eurich
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