In partnership with the Mexican Embassy in Canada, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Canada and the Modern American School in Mexico City, OAG presents an installation of a traditional altar commemorating the Day of the Dead (November 2, 2022).
Celebrated mainly in Mexico at the end of October and in early November, the Day of the Dead marks the time of the year when it is believed that deceased loved ones return briefly to visit the living. Celebrations include colorful costumes, traditional meals, and ofrendas, or altars, made for family members and friends who have passed away. The ofrenda at OAG commemorates two writers, Rosario Castellanos and Margaret Laurence, women who were major literary figures in their respective countries, Mexico and Canada.
Organized by the artist Fernando Trigo with assistance from students of the Modern American School and UNAM Canada, one such altar will be set up in the Mackenzie King Lobby at OAG and on view until November 6. Screenings and family programming related to the event will take place in the OAG Studio on October 29 and 30. Check our events calendar for details.
Fernando Trigo is an architect who has carried out his profession while combining artistic and educational work, teaching Drawing, Design and Sculpture for 27 years. He has participated in various architectural remodeling projects, among which the rehabilitation of a secondary school for the San Miguel Tzinacapan community in Cuetzalan, Puebla stands out.
Image: Fernando Trigo