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The Curator's Workshop
Curating from a con-textual space with Catalina Barroso-Luque: Cannibal O

Thu 11 July 2019

In April 2019, artist and writer Catalina Barroso-Luque invited 8 women to take part in Cannibal O, a silent reading of her homonymous barf (published by PSS) and a curatorial event hosted inside a womb-like installation at the CCA's Intermedia Gallery in Glasgow. This intimate event explored ideas of feminist cannibalism as related to female authored art and spectatorship.

The next event of The Curator's Workshop will be the opportunity to hear the artist speaking about her project, and reflect together about dynamics of performativity, digestion and consumption and widely about hierarchies of power built around the body in regards to female-male / Western-non-Western relations.

Catalina Barroso-Luque is a Mexican artist and curator based in Glasgow. Catalina constructs narratives inhabited by surrogate female bodies, voices and texts, which foil how she relates to others and herself. Her practice spans across writing, installation and performance; utilising language and sexuality as instruments of power. Projects evolve out of extended research, artistic and curatorial processes where writing, making, and performative interactions with practitioners in other fields infect and inflect each other. Intimate collaborations and encounters, allow works to be sincere and present, while retaining a potent indignation that illustrates the violence these dynamics produce.

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The Curator’s Workshop is a peer-led monthly discussion group open to curators, artists, writers, researchers, students and other arts professionals interested in a critical reflection around curating and contemporary art theory.