Welcoming “Ilopango, the Volcano that Left”
October 29 @ 3:00 pm
Celebrate the arrival of the monumental sculpture Ilopango, the Volcano that Left by Beatriz Cortez as it docks in Troy after traveling the Hudson River onboard the John J. Harvey fireboat. On October 29, Ilopango, the Volcano that Left will proceed to Troy’s Federal Lock and Dam, which marks the end of the Hudson River tidal estuary and where the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers meet. A welcoming reception will be held at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, a collaborative event between the Shifting Center Exhibition at EMPAC and the N.E.A. Our Town Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail project.
About Beatriz Cortez
Beatriz Cortez (b. 1970, San Salvador, El Salvador; lives and works in Los Angeles) received an MFA in Art from the California Institute of the Arts and a Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies from Arizona State University. Cortez’s work explores simultaneity, life in different temporalities and different versions of modernity, particularly in relation to memory and loss in the aftermath of war and the experience of migration, and in relation to imagining possible futures.
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