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

Comments 20 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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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Update The winner is Karen!

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  1. RayThursday, May 10th, 2018 — 7:35am PST

    Sounds like a great exhibit

  2. MeganThursday, May 10th, 2018 — 8:39am PST

    This would be great to see!

  3. FTThursday, May 10th, 2018 — 1:42pm PST

    Would love to check it out

  4. EileenThursday, May 10th, 2018 — 3:16pm PST

    I love the Museum of Anthropology!

  5. Lelainia LloydThursday, May 10th, 2018 — 7:18pm PST

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

  6. HaroldThursday, May 10th, 2018 — 8:54pm PST

    MOA sounds very interesting.

  7. Jane johnstonThursday, May 10th, 2018 — 11:01pm PST

    Would love to win this expensive family TREAT. ,m

  8. VirginiaFriday, May 11th, 2018 — 10:40am PST

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

  9. DonaldFriday, May 11th, 2018 — 3:29pm PST

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

  10. Tabby72Saturday, May 12th, 2018 — 7:33am PST

    I’d love to see this show, thanks!

  11. JazzySaturday, May 12th, 2018 — 3:15pm PST

    I would love to visit!

  12. RobinSunday, May 13th, 2018 — 4:27pm PST

    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. KarenSunday, May 13th, 2018 — 8:53pm PST

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

  14. StotesSunday, May 13th, 2018 — 11:34pm PST

    This sounds great!

  15. Jason BMonday, May 14th, 2018 — 10:01am PST

    Very interesting.

  16. WesMonday, May 14th, 2018 — 12:10pm PST

    Always love visiting the MOA!

  17. LindaTuesday, May 15th, 2018 — 10:52am PST

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

  18. Shelley ButcherTuesday, May 15th, 2018 — 12:43pm PST

    Love seeing the exhibitions at MOA!

  19. Jason BFriday, May 18th, 2018 — 9:18am PST

    Great contest.

  20. Alicia MarieTuesday, May 22nd, 2018 — 10:51pm PST

    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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