Runs April 1st to April 28th 2014
Down on the Corner is happy to present Carlos Colín the final programmed artist @ Gene Cafe.
NO LUGAR (To Cameron Clow)
April 1st to April 28th 2014
Reception: Sunday April 6th 5.30-7pm
Artist Talk at 6pm
Carlos Colín (b Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in 1980) Grew up in Mexico City. He studied Visual Communication and Design (2000-2004), and holds an MFA at the National School of Fine Art (UNAM) (2009-2011), in Mexico City. He recently completed a second MFA at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC (2011-2013).
His research consists in investigating how contemporary art, artists, and art institutions are involved in current social movements and, by extension, how art contributes to social change and social activism in Latin American. As a Latin American artist, Carlos Colín brings perspectives on the discourse of how art evolves inside societies, how it finds expressions, and how art changes over time, as well as the implications this has for Latin America.
Down on the Corner looks at the pre-existing social and public space as a larger conversation within which artwork can circulate.
Located in the window space of Gene coffee shop, on the corner of Main St and Kingsway in Vancouver. Down on the Corner invites artists to utilize the space considering its physicality and location, creating work or interventions that integrate the coffee shop’s environment and architecture.
Programmed by Guadalupe Martinez and Kate Moss