How has a personal challenge or global turmoil influenced the creation of works of art? How have artists historically responded to times of crisis? Jairo Salazar, from Mobil Art School, will spark discussion on these and some other aspects in which artists have used compelling moments of introspection and isolation to transform their inner thoughts and perceptions into material testimonies for posterity. From Picasso’s Guernica to Diana Weymar’s current public protest art project, Tiny Pricks, this talk will take a glimpse onto instances where creative thinking was ignited and driven out of the individual or collective nature of conflicting situations.
About the Presenter:
Jairo Salazar earned his M.A. in art history from the University of North Texas in 2008. His background includes teaching and research experience in the fields of modern and contemporary art history in the United States, Colombia, and Canada. His academic research is devoted to exploring the dialogical intersections between war, catastrophe, and trauma reflected in contemporary art practices. Currently he works as art instructor for Coquitlam College and Mobil Art School, and volunteers for the City of New Westminster Museum and Archives.
The Artist Salon Series features monthly artist talks and professional development for visual artists.
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