Death and Loss in Mexican Art and Culture
Thursday 8 November 2012,
The Marae, Level 4
Art writer and curator Claudia Arozqueta shares her knowledge of history and art in Mexico in this talk about death as a concept intimately related with Mexican culture.
Claudia explores the rich and unique use of death imagery in both art and popular culture, focusing on the Day of the Dead – one of Mexico's most famous traditions.
Claudia Arozqueta is a critic and curator with a BA in History from The National University of Mexico and an MA in Media Art Histories from Donau-Universitat Krems in Austria. Her curatorial projects have been shown in cities as diverse as Mexico, New York, and Moscow. She has been a regular contributor to academic publications and international art magazines. At present she is curator and manager of the Enjoy Public Art Gallery in Wellington.