On the traces of contemporary Mexican art

Ilán Lieberman and Omar Barquet

On the traces of contemporary Mexican art

Programme ICI - Intervenants culturels internationaux
  • Conference
© Ilán Lieberman

Thursday November 1, 2018 12:45 to 1:45 pm at Pavillon Jutith-Jasmin (local J-7170), UQAM
Free Entry

The conference will be held in Spanish with French translation

Ilán Lieberman (Mexico City) lives and works in Mexico City. He has presented his work at the Prince Claus Foundation (Amsterdam, 2009), at the Siqueiros Public Art Hall (Mexico City, 2010), at the El Paso Art Museum (Texas, 2009) and at the Mexico City museum (Mexico City, 2009). Some of his group exhibition include: presentations at the Musée d’Art Moderne of city of Paris (Paris, 2012), the International Centre of Photography (New York, 2008), at the Kunsthalle (Vienna, 2007), and the Jumex Museum (Mexico City, 2006), the Nordic Museum of Watercolor (Skärhamn, 2011) and at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels, 2010). He currently teaches at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking, La Esmeralda (Mexico City).

Omar Barquet (Chetumal) is a graduate of the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking, La Esmeralda in Mexico City where he has been based since 2000. Together with José Luis Landét, Agustin González and Moris, he has founded the art collective Segundo Piso. Barquet has received several prizes, most notably the MACG bursary (Bancomar contemporary art) in 2009. His works were chosen for the painting Biennial of Tamayo Museum (Mexico City). His works has been presented at Mandragoras Art Space (New York, 2014), at the Contemporary Art Museum of Mérida (Mexico, 2014), at the Kunsthalle Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, 2013) and at the Christinger de Mayo Museum (Zurich, 2015).

1 November 2018
12:45 to 1:45 pm

In collaboration with Programme ICI - Intervenants culturels internationaux, Ilán Lieberman and Omar Barquet hold a conference reflecting on contemporary printmaking practices and problematics in Mexico.The work of Ilán Lieberman borrows as much from print as it does from documentary, drawing inspiration from advertisements in brochures and newspapers. He takes a critical look at social issues in Mexico's red-light districts, including the issue of prostitution and indigenous people. His lecture puts in context his series of large prints, Foto Réal as well as his most recent documentaries. For his part, Omar Barquet presents his research processes and discusses the work strategies that led him to an interdisciplinary and collaborative artistic practice. Influenced by the music, the poetry and the particular imagination of the Mexican Caribbean, his approach leads the viewer to reflect on the perception of time and life, the cycles of landscape transformation and the chaotic nature of thought while evoking the idea of ​​a pulse, with an ever changing intensity.


Arprim, centre d’essai en art impriméCIRCA art actuel and Galerie B-312 present the group exhibition Gráfica abierta: Rutas expansivas en la gráfita mexicanacurated by Santiago Pérez Garci, the director of the Museo de la Estampa (Mexico City) and organized in partnership with National Institut of Fine Arts (Mexico). From October 27 to December 1, 2018, viewers can see the work of ten Mexican artists who wish to highlight the revival of print: through a merging of disciplines and the traditional models of printmaking, the works evoke the possibility of tracing; to define and to discover a true phenomenology of this artistic practice, which oscillates between legacy and transgression.