On November 8 at 6:30 pm, please join sound artists Amanda Gutiérrez and Vivienne Corringham, and curator Andrea Valencia, as they give their insights of what a soundscape is. In the context of the exhibition, Sonic Postcards from Mexico City presented at the Octavio Paz Gallery, this conversation will address how sound helps to render our world from an artistic perspective.
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Artist and educator, she explores the experience of home, belonging, and cultural identity by bringing into focus details of everyday practices. She uses a range of media such as sound art and performance to investigate how these conditions set the stage for our experiences and shape our individual and collective identities. Approaching these questions from immigrants’ perspectives continues to be of special interest to Gutiérrez. She graduated as a stage designer from The National School of Theater and later completed her MFA in Media and Performance Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as The 2012 Liverpool Biennale and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She is a grantee from the National System of Art Creators, in Mexico.
British vocalist, composer and sound artist, currently based in New York, USA. Her work includes music performances, audio installations and soundwalks. She is interested in exploring people’s special relationship with familiar places and how that links to an interior landscape of personal history, memory, and association. Her work has received international recognition and been presented in twenty-five countries on five continents.
Art historian and independent curator. Her work as a curator is based on close collaboration with artists, developing new projects and commissions. Among her current curatorial researches, she is working with sound art, migration, and feminism. In 2017, she co-founded the curatorial collective Se habla español. She was assistant curator at the National Museum of Art in Mexico City, Coordinator of the Pavilion of Mexico in the 57th Venice Art Biennale, and current collaborator at the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. Valencia is a fellow in the MA Curatorial Practice program at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and an Art Historian from Casa Lamm in Mexico City.
When: November 8, 6.30 PM
Where: Octavio Paz Gallery / Consulate General of Mexico 27 East 39th Street, 9 am to 6 PM