Community Workshop Facilitated by Juan Pablo Hernández Gutiérrez

Cloning and Paper Clay

Sunday August 27, 2023 at 2 - 4 PM
Gardiner Museum

This workshop aims to explore the subversive potential of copying as an intentional tool. 

By utilizing paper clay as a medium and DIY piñata techniques, participants will delve into the concept of copying as a means of artistic expression, enabling them to challenge conventions, ignite their imagination, find alternative paths to artifacts, and foster critical thinking skills.

The workshop will:
  • Provide hands-on experience with paper clay, enabling participants to explore its unique properties and versatility
  • Encourage reflection on the ethical considerations surrounding the act of copying in art and society
  • Empower participants to embrace their individuality and use copying to express their unique perspectives

From the Workshop

About  the  Artist:  Juan Pablo Hernández Gutiérrez

Juan Pablo Hernández Gutiérrez is an interdisciplinary artist based in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). His interests revolve around the intricacies of misinterpretation, precarity and adaptation of cultural symbology in new environments. He recently participated in group exhibitions such as An Anatomy of Apocalyptic care at Fofa Gallery, Open house curated by Sled collective at Livart. He conducted a workshop Materialities in Futbol, Football, Soccer as part of Montreal Monochrome eighth edition by Articule.



Mending the Museum (2023)
Workshop Series:
   Narrative Charm
   Blackout Poetry
   Play it Forward
   Cloning and Paper Clay


About the Collective
Members of the Collective

Mending the Museum is a collaborative duo comprised of Karina Román Justo and Camila Salcedo. Together, their intent is to work as a bridge between artists, communities, regional museums, and craft objects from their collections, to reflect on ancestry and speculative futures within the framework of cultural belonging.

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