Event Invitation: Memorial: Work by Venezuelan Diaspora Artists

The Khyber is pleased to announce an upcoming group exhibition and series of public events curated by Camila Salcedo, titled Memorial: Work by Venezuelan Diaspora Artists. This exhibition will feature work by young Venezuelan artists who have immigrated and are creating work within the context of Canada: Ana Luisa Bernardez Notz, denirée isabel, Sebastián Rodríguez y Vasti, Alejandro Rizzo, Cecilia Salcedo, Camila Salcedo; and Andrea Dudier, who is currently living and making within thie context of Argentina. Media includes virtual reality, sculpture, textiles, .GIFs, video and photography. Please see list of events, gallery hours and accessibilty notes below.

Curatorial statement by Camila Salcedo can be read online here: https://madmimi.com/s/d10aef

EVENTS:
Artist Talk and Opening Reception:
6-9PM Thursday, January 16th
FREE / For all ages! / Childcare onsite

Please join us for the artist talk and exhibition opening reception from 6-9PM on January 16th. The artist talk portion will take place between 730-830PM. This is an opportunity for visitors to experience the exhibition and gain critical insight into the issues and ideas raised by the work. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

Food and Music Gathering
9PM-12AM Saturday, January 18th
$10 or PWYC / 19+ event, please bring gov. ID / Catering

All who are 19+ are invited to attend this food and music gathering from 9PM-12AM on January 18th. Come eat and wiggle with delicious catering from Verano Food Inc, and music provided by DJ Ensalada de Frutas, DJ Queso Frito, DJ Lil Arepa and Ana Luisa. This event also includes an opportunity to raise funds for Venezolanos por la Vida Canadá, which is currently providing medicines, food and other necessary items to Venezuelan communities in grave need.

GALLERY HOURS:
January 20th-February 15th 2020
6-9PM Mondays, 12-5PM Wednesdays-Fridays, or by appointment

ACCESS NOTES:
The main entrance to the Khyber is 2-steps from the sidewalk at 1880 Hollis St. During gallery hours (listed above) there will be a ground level access attendant who will be stationed at the Hollis St. entrance of the Granville Mall, to open all doors, greet visitors, provide exhibition information and assistance. There is a private, ground level wheelchair accessible washroom for all-genders on site.

Printed matter, as well as descriptions of audio and visuals featured in the exhibition, will be available in the gallery and as free takeaways to visitors. Didactic panels describing the works and statements will be available in English and Spanish.

Khyber staff will be present throughout all events for active listening or any requested assistance. A childcare worker will be onsite for the opening reception and public talk event. Further accessibilty notes will be posted, once confirmed.

Visit www.khyber.ca/access for information on our policies, potential barriers and additional Khyber space accessibility. Contact info@khyber.ca or text/call to 902.817.6620 with any inquiry.

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Thank you to Arts Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts for your support.