Launch Party – 25 years of ESCALA


Art Exchange

admission free

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).

Please join us on Thursday 17 January, 6.00 – 8.00 pm, in Art Exchange.

Speeches at 6.30 pm

All welcome.

Gone to Ground seeks to open our senses to the earth’s pulsing presence through artworks from Latin America. Addressing indigenous cosmologies, colonial histories of botanical and mineral extraction, while confronting us with the impact of man’s hand on the environment, these works revisit the historical grounds on which human life has unfolded to pose questions about the conditions for our collective futures. The exhibition includes works by artists from Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Argentina, including Alberto Baraya, Fernando Cruz, Regina José Galindo, Graciela Iturbide, Alejandro Jaime, Sonia Labouriau, Teresa Pereda, Nancy La Rosa, Cynthia Soto, and Warmi.