Latin American Speakers Series 2020: Marcelo Brodsky

January 2020, Artist Marcelo Brodsky discussed his work on art and human rights, moderated by Dot Tuer. 

Co-presented by The Power Plant and LALA Contemporary 

MARCELO BRODSKY (b. 1954) lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He combines text and images to convey meaning, to build up alternative narratives. Brodsky has exhibited internationally and his work is included in many collections, such as the National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Tate, London, England, UK; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Sprengel Museum, Hannover; and, Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago de Chile. Additionally, he has represented Argentina in several international biennials in Lyon, Rotterdam, São Paulo and Valencia.

In addition to visual art, Brodsky is founder of the Parque de la Memoria, a large monument and art exhibition space to honour and remember the victims of Argentina’s military dictatorship, as well as Visual Action, an NGO dedicated to transferring visual expertise to NGOs. In 2008, he was given the B’nai Brith Award for Human Rights in Argentina, and in 2014, he was granted the Dr. Jean Mayer Award for his human rights and artistic work by the Global Leadership Institute at Tufts University in Boston.

DOT TUER a writer, cultural historian/theorist and Professor at OCAD University. Her scholarly and creative work explores the intersections of cultural memory and visual storytelling in Latin American and Canadian art, with a specific expertise in photography, performance, and new media. She is the author of Mining the Media Archive and numerous museum catalogue, book anthology, and journal essay publications. 

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