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    Artist's Talk: Alejandro Jaime

    5 February 2019

    Taking as his point of departure his artworks displayed in Gone to Ground exhibition, Alejandro will discuss his recent projects ‘Extraction: Landscapes of Void (2014)’ and ‘Expanded Landscape/Contained Landscape’ (2016) with curator and academic Dr Lisa Blackmore.

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    Arts of Extraction Symposium

    31 January 2019 - 1 March 2019

    A two-day symposium accompanying the exhibition Gone to Ground that brings together artists and scholars of visual culture to examine the spatial and aesthetic legacies associated with technologies of extraction.

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    Gone to Ground - Lunchtime talks

    22 January 2019 - 14 February 2019

    Join us for a series of lunchtime talks with academics from the University of Essex whose research amplifies on themes raised in Gone to Ground exhibition at 1 - 1:45pm between 22 January - 14 February.

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    Launch Party - 25 years of ESCALA

    17 January 2019

    We warmly invite you to the Launch Party of Gone to Ground, an exhibition celebrating 25 years since the founding of the University of Essex’s collection of art from Latin America (ESCALA) at Art Exchange, University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

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    Gone to Ground

    15 January 2019 - 16 February 2019

    The University of Essex celebrates the 25th anniversary of the founding of its collection of art from Latin America (ESCALA) through exhibitions, an artist’s residency and an internationally significant symposium at Art Exchange.

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    Gone to Ground: Mapping Terrains

    15 January 2019 - 1 March 2019

    Gone to Ground’s satellite exhibition Mapping Terrains pivots around a critical revision of cartography, providing historical context to the routes and circuits implicit in many of the artworks in Gone to Ground. This show further unpacks issues of colonialism, extraction and commodity routes, placing Latin America and art from the region in the matrix of world ecology.

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