The Power Plant

Artist Talk: Marcelo Brodsky

Wed Jan 29 2020

2:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Studio Theatre
Harbourfront Centre

Marcelo Brodsky. Courtesy the artist.

During this artist talk, in the Latin American Canadian Art Projects’s Latin American Speaker Series — copresented by The Power Plant and LALA Contemporary — artist Marcelo Brodsky (b. 1954) will discuss his work in art and human rights.

Brodsky, who lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina, combines text and images to convey meaning, to build up alternative narratives. He has been exhibited widely resulting in photo books including Buena Memoria, Nexo, Memory under construction, Once@9:53, Visual Correspondences Tree time, and 1968 The Fire of Ideas. Brodsky’s work is in many collections, including the National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Tate, London, England, UK; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Sprengel Museum, Hannover; and, Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago de Chile. Additionally, he has represented Argentina in several international biennials in Lyon, Rotterdam, São Paulo and Valencia.

In addition to visual art, Brodsky is founder of the Parque de la Memoria, a large monument and art exhibition space to honour and remember the victims of Argentina’s military dictatorship, as well as Visual Action, an NGO dedicated to transferring visual expertise to NGOs. In 2008, he was given the B’nai Brith Award for Human Rights in Argentina (2008), and in 2014, he was granted the Dr. Jean Mayer Award (2014) for his human rights and artistic work by the Global Leadership Institute at Tufts University, Boston, USA.