We are delighted to invite you to the launch of an exhibition of murals by Jose Venturelli Eade. We look forward to welcoming you to an enjoyable and informative evening of discussion and reflection about the relations between Chile and Canada, and the role of art in Latin American social movements.
Jose Venturelli Eade (1924-1988) was a painter, engraver, stage designer and Italian-Chilean muralist. His work includes the mural “América, I do not invoke your name in vain”, which is housed in the library of the Central House of the University of Chile (1950) and the mural “Chile” for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development III in 1972. After the military coup in Chile in 1973, Eade went into exile in Switzerland. He died in China in 1988, where he had served as Latin American ambassador and general secretary of the Movement for Peace for the countries of Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
One of the first Chilean refugees to arrive in Ottawa, Leonore Leon, has acquired the rights to print and display reproductions of the murals and of the stained-glass windows he made for the oldest church in Geneva during his stay there, as well as a few murals from his teacher.
Carleton will be the first venue because of how welcoming the University was to Chilean refugees at the time, and also because of the mural painted by Chilean students of Carleton in the early 1970s, which is a permanent fixture in the foyer of the Department of History.
After the launch, the exhibit will stay in the Department until mid December. You can learn more about the event online.
– 6:00 pm Welcome and refreshments
– 6:30 pm Remarks
Dominique Marshall, Chair of the Department of History, Coordinator of the
Leonor Leon, Curator, Latin American Development Projects
Leuten Rojas, Filmamker and author I REMEMBER, TOO (Canada 1975, 13 minutes) about the drawings of three children of post-1973 Chilean exiles living in Ottawa.
– 7:00 – 7:30 pm Reception
Thanks to Sponsors and Collaborators: