Clearing 2021
Event

Highlights from the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America

Join ESCALA Assistant Curator, Diego Chocano, to talk about ESCALA's 2019 acquisition Serpent River Book

  • Thu 12 Nov 20

    13:00 - 13:45

  • Online

  • Event type

    Arts, culture and performances

  • Event organiser

    Library

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    Diego Chocano

Join ESCALA Assistant Curator, Diego Chocano, to talk about ESCALA's 2019 acquisition Serpent River Book

The acquisition of Serpent River Book (2017) by ESCALA was the first artwork of Carolina Caycedo to enter a UK collection. Acquisition of the artwork was proposed by Art History and Curating postgraduate students in 2019 as part of the innovative module ‘Collecting Art from Latin America’ where the students learn hands-on how museums collect and acquire artworks.

Carolina Caycedo, is a London-born Colombian artist, whose work is exhibited at major museums worldwide. From her practice at the intersection of activism and art-making, Caycedo produces art that spans video, performance, books, photography and installation to explore the mythologies, cultures and economies of rivers, focusing especially on the conflicts and social movements arising from mega-dam construction projects.

 The Serpent River Book, is an unfolding publication of texts and images which traces the lives of rivers from source to sea.

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