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MOA Presents Arts of Resistance: Politics and the Past in Latin America

Thursday, May 10th, 2018 — 7:33am PDT
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The Museum of Anthropology (“MOA”) at UBC presents the powerful exhibition, Arts of Resistance: Politics and the Past in Latin America, on display from May 17 to October 8, 2018.

MOA Arts of Resistance
The Ayotzinapa Codex uses ancient Mesoamerican iconography to tell the history of 43 male students from a school for Nahuatl-speaking teachers in rural Mexico, who disappeared in 2014. Their disappearance has been attributed to a local drug cartel, who have been shown to be in collusion with the state authorities. Made by Juan Manuel Sandoval Palacios and Diego Sandoval Avila, Mexico City. Photo by Alina Ilyasova. Courtesy of Museum of Anthropology at UBC.

Curated by Laura Osorio Sunnucks, MOA’s Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow for Latin America, this premiere exhibition illustrates how Latin American communities use traditional and historic art forms to express contemporary political realities.

Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view art and multi-sensory installations from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Chile, with special attention to marginalized communities, while exploring the role of creativity during times of political turmoil.

MOA Presents Arts of Resistance

Where: Museum of Anthropology (UBC, 6393 NW Marine Drive)
When: May 17, 2018 to October 8, 2018
Exhibit Opening Reception: May 17, 2018 at 7:00pm

Arts of Resistance is a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about Latin American politics through the lens of contemporary art—the objects on display embody important historical and cultural memories.

The exhibition has the potential to influence how Latin American art and culture are showcased in museums and galleries. Considering the growing global mobility of people, ideas, and objects, Arts of Resistance demonstrates how museums and galleries can become sites of return and remembering, as communities use collections to reassert their identities and political agency.

Win Passes

I have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away so that you can experience Arts of Resistance: Politics and the Past in Latin America. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win @Moa_ubc passes for Arts of Resistance (May 17 to Oct 8)

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Follow MOA on Twitter and Facebook for more information about this exhibition and more.

Update The winner is Karen!

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  1. Ray says:

    Sounds like a great exhibit

  2. Megan says:

    This would be great to see!

  3. FT says:

    Would love to check it out

  4. Eileen says:

    I love the Museum of Anthropology!

  5. Lelainia Lloyd says:

    Moa is the most beautiful museum I’ve ever seen. I’ve only been once, but it left a lasting impression.

  6. Harold says:

    MOA sounds very interesting.

  7. Would love to win this expensive family TREAT. ,m

  8. Virginia says:

    I graduated from UBC. I would like to bring my family there. Thanks!

  9. Donald says:

    Sounds like a nice way to spend an afternoon with the family.

  10. Tabby72 says:

    I’d love to see this show, thanks!

  11. Jazzy says:

    I would love to visit!

  12. Robin says:

    Latin American history pre-contact is really interesting to our family, having traveled to a couple of countries and explored the ruins in each place. Thanks for this opportunity

  13. Karen says:

    I’d love to go to the MOA. My friends and i would make a day of it.

  14. Stotes says:

    This sounds great!

  15. Jason B says:

    Very interesting.

  16. Wes says:

    Always love visiting the MOA!

  17. Linda says:

    The MOA is my favourite museum. I would love to check this exhibit out.

  18. Shelley Butcher says:

    Love seeing the exhibitions at MOA!

  19. Jason B says:

    Great contest.

  20. Alicia Marie says:

    This would be wonderful! I would love to go to this! Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway. Fingers crossed

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