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Artist Talk: Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith, Fordlandia, 2014.

Melanie Smith, Fordlandia , 2014. Single-channel video installation, 30 minutes. Purchased with the Richard Ivey Foundation Contemporary Art Fund, the Contemporary Circle Fund, the Peter Ross Fund, the Molly Gilmour Fund, and the Dr. Michael Braudo Canadian Contemporary Art Fund, 2015. Courtesy of the artist, Nara Roesler Gallery and Galerie Peter Kilchmann.

Artist Talk: Melanie Smith

May 9, 2016 7 pm
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

Join renowned Mexico City based artist Melanie Smith for a talk about her recent work and current projects.

Born in Poole, England, Melanie Smith received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Reading, where she studied painting. In 1989, she moved to Mexico City, joining an international community of artists and writers there. Since then she has produced installations, videos, films, photographs, and paintings in which she considers failed modernities, the city’s production of detritus, and its endless entropy and reconstruction. These concerns are balanced by Smith’s interest in the legacies of modernism and post-avant-garde movements as they manifest themselves in Latin America.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Many things brought from one climate to another

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