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Thursday, April 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Transformacion: Artists from Mexico Liv(ed)ing and Work(ed)ing in Quebec

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Transformacion: Artists from Mexico Liv(ed)ing and Work(ed)ing in Quebec (A Panel Discussion in Spanish, French and English) Theme: International and Cross-Cultural Collaborations What happens when you leave your country, learn a new language and create works of art? According to a study by Elena Stephan, Thinking in a foreign (vs. native) language moves the individuals away from conventional and habitual modes of thought and thus boosts creativity. Two Romance languages are spoken in North America and yet we often insist that everyone speak English wherever we go. Very few art books are translated. Three Mexican artists (two presently working in Montreal, Quebec Canada, and one who left Mexico, went to Montreal and returned to Mexico) will discuss what it is like to decide to leave, be influenced by one's environment and what the future may bring after Covid and other challenges. Could it be that we are now in an era of a shared cultural identity that we can call Nord Americanismo? Moderator Sophie Thierrien is an anthropologist, has lived in Niger, Honduras, Mexico and Quebec and works in the field of immigration. While in Mexico City, they coordinated cultural exchanges between Mexico and Quebec.

Thursday April 20, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Julian Av. Juárez 70, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06010 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico