Where the Sun Casts No Shadow
and Ric Kasini Kadour
Wrapped around the eastern slopes of the Pichincha volcano, in the Guayllabamba River basin, Quito, Ecuador is a 16th century city and a thriving modern day metropolis. In the city’s La Floresta neighborhood, artists and writers mix with entrepreneurs and digital nomads. Together, the collage and photographs in the exhibition touch upon themes ranging from the role of murals and poetry in Ecuadorian culture to issues of the safety of women; and how indigenous people are shaping their country’s future. The exhibition traces the role collage plays in art community building and offers a counternarrative to the portrayal of Latin America as in a state of constant crisis. Where The Sun Casts No Shadow: Postcards from the Creative Crossroads of Quito, Ecuador is a testament to the power of artist communities.
The book accompanies the traveling exhibition, "Where the Sun Casts No Shadow: Postcards from the Creative Crossroads of Quito, Ecuador", curated by Ric Kasini Kadour. The exhibition was first shown November 1-30, 2019 at the Southern Vermont Arts Center's Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum and brings together the in-camera collage works of Stephen & Eve Schaub, the murals of Mo Vásquez, documentary photographs of PLAYhouse in Quito, the poetry of Maria Clara Sharupi Jua in Spanish, English, and Shuar; and art from Quito’s El Club de Collage.
Details: 40 pages | 10″x8″ | saddle-stitched | 2019 | ISBN 978-1-927587-30-0