The LAB Gallery – Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Victoria, BC, Canada.
Curated by Toby Lawrence
Language is imbued with social, cultural, and political biases. With Definiciones (Definitions), Carlos Colín explores the impact, limits, and ruptures of language in our everyday lives, and the ways in which language shapes our thinking about life, social structures, race, culture, geography, politics, and art. As a Mexican artist working in a Canadian context, this project presents a series of definitions in English and in Spanish to generate dialogue around human rights and established power structures by questioning what a democracy means, or a society means, and how we can reclaim language that is inherently colonial.