Prior to our screening of the critically acclaimed box-office hit Frida, writer and cultural historian Dot Tuer will consider the playful blend of fiction and fabulation in Julie Taymor's film, and in the lives of legendary artists and lovers Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
Dot Tuer is a writer, curator, and professor of Visual and Critical Studies at OCAD University. Her scholarly and creative work explores the intersection of cultural memory and visual storytelling in Latin American and Canadian art, with a specific interest in photography, performance, and new media. She is the author of Mining the Media Archive (05) and of more than 100 museum catalogue, book anthology, and journal essay publications. In 2012-13, she was the guest curator of Frida and Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting at the Art Gallery of Ontario.