Mask and transparency
On Wednesday November 25 the writer and essayist Rafael Toriz (Mexico) was invited to participate from inQubarte, a program of vocational preparation for local artists. The writer gave a talk titled “The Mask and transparency: Invisibility and representation in Latin American art and literature” This meeting added to the reflections from the field of epistemology (with a talk from Denise Najmanovich, Argentina) and from the visual arts (with Anne Heyvaert, Spain) which we had on the issue and INVISIBLE VISIBLE-fold.
The group of local artists participating from the inQubarte scholarship program is developing a visual proposals that took as its starting point the concepts of visible / invisible. We have organised meetings with artists and invited theorists as a way to join this process, open different paths of conceptual and technical exploration and promote opportunities for exchange.
ABOUT THE MASK AND TRANSPARENCY
It analysed mechanisms and strategies through which different creators have set an aesthetic both of the disappearance as from appropriation of multiple identities. Examples of both popular culture and the avant-garde art will be taken to explain a route consisting essentially of charms and perplexities.
1983 | Veracruz, Mexico.
He has developed as a columnist and contributor to major print and digital media in Latin America (Biblioteca de México, Casa del Tiempo, Letras Libres, Marvin, Nexos, Revista Ñ, Replicante, Perfil, Pijama Surf and Playboy, among others).
He has participated as speaker, guest lecturer and profesor in cultural centers and universities in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, United States, Mexico and Venezuela. For his work as an essayist he has received awards as Carlos Fuentes and Alfonso Reyes in his country.
Degree in Hispanic Language and Literature from the Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico.
2012 | Essay Award Alfonso Reyes, Mexico.
2009 | He was bestowed by the government of Mexico with the National Youth Award for his artistic experience.
He has published the books Metaficciones (metafictions), Animalia, Serenata and Del furor y el desconsuelo (from fury and grief).
2008 | He was awarded with an artist residency by the Fondo Nacional de Cultura y las Artes of Mexico and the Ministry of Culture-Presidency of Argentina to write the book La ciudad alucinada (The hallucinated city).
2004 | Essay Award, Carlos Fuentes, Mexico.