Exhibition Histories Talks: Maria Thereza Alves and Don Genaro Amaro Altamirano

We are pleased to announce the fifteenth in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Following on from issue #43 of the Afterall journal, on Saturday 10 February Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves and museum director Don Genaro Amaro Altamirano will be in conversation with editor and researcher Ana Bilbao discussing Alves’s 2012 project The Return of a Lake. Produced in collaboration with the Museo Comunitario del Valle de Xico, Mexico, The Return of a Lake explored questions of ecology, indigenous land rights and the community museum as a site of resistance.

Exhibition Histories Talks: Maria Thereza Alves and Don Genaro Amaro Altamirano
Saturday 10 February, 15:00–16:30

Zilkha Auditorium
Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London

E1 7QX

Tickets: £9.50 (Concessions £7.50). To purchase tickets visit the Whitechapel Gallery website.

In the lead up to this event, Afterall journal articles ‘Chronicle of a Visit to the Museo Comunitario del Valle de Xico, Or: Cultural Solidarity in the Globalised Neoliberal Age’ by Irmgard Emmelhainz and ‘“History is made by the people”: Fragments on the Museo Comunitario del Valle de Xico’ by Pablo Lafuente and Michelle Sommer have been made publicly available.

This event is a collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, London and part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall and published in association with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

This event has benefited from additional funding awarded by the British Council.

The Exhibition Histories series is distributed by Koenig Books, London.

Image: Installation view, Maria Thereza Alves, The Return of a Lake, dOCUMENTA (13), 2012. Photograph: Luellwitz.