• Starting to curate the racks in our space.

    Starting to curate the racks in our space.

  • Our phenomenal Emma Reyes collection.

    Our phenomenal Emma Reyes collection.

  • Senise in the Constable Building foyer.

    Senise in the Constable Building foyer.

  • Siron in London.

    Siron in London.

  • Soto, López and Baraya for our Art History & Interdisciplinary Studies visitors.

    Soto, López and Baraya for our Art History & Interdisciplinary Studies visitors.

ESCALA Autumn Term Highlights - 2017

Posted: 20 December 2017 by ESCALA

As we close for the Christmas break we would like to wish all of our students, staff and supporters, especially our artists, a peaceful time and a happy New Year.

Below we have chosen some highlights from Autumn Term 2017. We hope you enjoy them.

Since October we have …

Worked with amazing staff and students in the following areas to deliver and support art-based teaching:

Language and Linguistics (with artworks by Antonio Henrique Amaral, Cecilia Vicuña, Siron Franco, Milagros de la Torre and Graciela Iturbide)

Art History (with the Tucumán Arde archive donated by Graciela Carnevale, and artworks by Marcelo Brodsky, León Ferrari, f.Marquespenteado, Coco Fusco & Juan Pablo Ballester, Alberto Baraya, Regina José Galindo)

Interdisciplinary Studies (with artworks by Wilson Díaz, Yolanda López, Cecilia Vicuña, Hector Giuffré, Ana Ekcell, León Ferrari)

Psychology (with artworks by Marcelo Brodsky and Graciela Iturbide)

Sadly, we say goodbye to an exceptional colleague and ESCALA collaborator Anita Steinberg, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy in the School of Health and Social Care, who is moving on to a new role.

Begun to collaborate with:

The excellent and necessary University of Essex-based Contemplative Pedagogy Network

Supported appreciative and committed external researchers:

From: Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, France, Uruguay and the U.S.

Working on: Emma Reyes, Mónica Rossi, Carlos Cruz-Diez, María Freire, Ana Maria Maiolino

Welcomed some very enthusiastic and insightful Art History and ISC staff and students:

To our Teaching and Research Space

To see artworks by Cynthia Soto, Cildo Meireles and Alberto Baraya, the Taller de Gráfica Popular, Teresa Pereda, Alejandro Jaime and Carlos Martins

Accessioned the following artworks:

Untitled, 1994, by Antonio Bonilla (El Salvador) donated by Joanne Bernstein

Blood in Paradise, 1994, by Erwin Guillermo (Guatemala), donated by the artist and mediated by Joanne Bernstein

Moved the following artworks:

(Due to the Albert Sloman Library’s refurbishment of the Large Reading Room)

Double Eclipse of the Moon, 1998, by Raúl Piña– to the ESCALA Gallery in the Silberrad Student Centre

Three Paths, 1995 by Daniel Senise – now on display in the foyer of the Constable Building, near to the ESCALA Teaching and Research Space

Closed for Restoration – We apologise for any inconvenience caused to the public, 1992 by Ana Placencia – now in our ESCALA Teaching and Research Space awaiting a new location for display

Met up with: 

Siron Franco whose painting Memória, in the ESCALA Gallery (in the Silberrad Student Centre), started the Collection, and who was in London to celebrate the opening of his exhibition at the Brazilian Embassy.

Last but not least:

We welcomed our new frontrunner, Enrika Pavlovskyte, BA Literature and Modern Languages to the team. Enrika began in November and has already made some excellent contributions to our collection care work, which we are focussing on now that we have handed over most of our teaching in Art History and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Directorship of the BA Latin American Studies and the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies to Dr Lisa Blackmore - congratulations Lisa!

Christmas opening hours:

The ESCALA Teaching and Research Space is now closed for appointments and enquiries until the week beginning 15 January, when the University’s Spring Term 2018 begins.

ESCALA Gallery in the Silberrad Student Centre at our Colchester Campus remains open. Here you can see a small permanent display of artworks from the Collection.

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