Grupo < >: Subgenera of Contradictions

Grupo < > lecture
The five founding members of Grupo during their presentation in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium William Staffeld / AAP
Grupo < > lecture
The five members of Grupo < > chatting with visiting associate professor of art Renate Ferro. William Staffeld / AAP
Grupo < > exhibition
A detail from the Grupo < > exhibition in the Experimental Gallery in Tjaden Hall. William Staffeld / AAP
The five founding members of Grupo during their presentation in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium William Staffeld / AAP The five members of Grupo < > chatting with visiting associate professor of art Renate Ferro. William Staffeld / AAP A detail from the Grupo < > exhibition in the Experimental Gallery in Tjaden Hall. William Staffeld / AAP

During this performative lecture by Grupo < >, Constanza Alarcón Tennen, Aurora De Armendi, Marcela Flórido, Mariana Garibay Raeke, and Alva Mooses will present their practices through a collaborative text.

Grupo < > creates spaces where different voices, bound together under a broad geopolitical classification, meet to explore questions of identity as artists. Our collective efforts include artist talks, exhibitions, publications, performances, and gatherings. The questions we ask are informed by our nomadic condition and the consciousness of cultural and geographic migration. What brings us together is the need to open a context that while defined as < >, is undefinable and irreducible. Grupo < > generates dialogue and community, grounded by but not limited to the concerns and needs of artists whose practices are interwoven with Latin America's history.

Reception to follow (6:30–8:30 p.m.) at Experimental Gallery, Tjaden Hall.