Please join us for a workshop with Romeo Gongora on March 25, 2017 / 2:00 pm in the TRUCK Contemporary Art Main Space (2009 10 Ave SW). His exhibition The Future Behind Us runs March 24 - May 13 / 2017.
Would you like to travel into the future and return to the present to share your knowledge? Creating Science Fiction Objects is a free discussion-led workshop that invites participants of all ages to collectively create objects that explore the themes of Romeo Gongora’s TRUCK Main Space exhibition, The Future Behind Us, including utopia, de-colonization, radical pedagogy, and collective creation. Moderated by the artist, the outcomes of this 90-minute workshop will be included in the exhibition. Participants are invited to bring used objects (plastic bottles, clothes, shoes, etc.) to be transformed over the course of the workshop.
Romeo Gongora (Canada/Guatemala) is an internationally active visual artist. He has collaborated with the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (Canada), Open School East (England), Rencontres de Bamako (Mali), HISK (Belgium), CCA - Lagos (Nigeria), Festival Belluard (Switzerland), Centre of Art Torun (Poland), Centre Makan (Jordan), Despina (Brazil) and Kin ArtStudio (DRC), among others. Gongora has participated in residencies at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (Netherlands, 2007-08), the Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Germany, 2009), and Acme Studios (England, 2016). In 2009 he published the exhibition catalogue Volkskunsthalle in collaboration with video artist Aernout Mik; Bernhart Schwenk, curator at The Pinakothek in Munich; and Gökce Yurdakul, a sociologist at The Humboldt University of Berlin. In 2016, Gongora was invited to speak at the Media@McGill's international colloquium Aisthesis and the Common: Reconfiguring the Public Sphere, which took place at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal.