The work ARROYOS, which translates to “Flows” presents provoking portraits of paths taken by many migrants. There are those who circulate and those who find themselves confined. The hope of a new start comes with a variety of states. The excessiveness of the crossing is confronted within the details of individual dramas where the barriers operate in a form of restriction that goes beyond their physical limits.
Hubert Caron-Guay lives in Montreal, where he works as an artist, filmmaker, scriptwriter, and producer. Nourished by the close relationship and the intimacy that he develops with his protagonists, Caron-Guay has been documenting the migration process for nearly 10 years. On the one hand, the artist is interested in the effect of the coercive forces put in place to structure the movement of migrants, and on the other, he tries to make visible the policies of power that act on them.
This exhibition is presented with the support of the IDB Executive Director for Canada, the Pan American Development Foundation, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and the Inter-American Development Bank.