In the Iranian, Latino/a, and Chicano/a contexts, artists’ interventions in public spaces have played a critical role in the social and political landscapes. The street has served as a museum and a stage where artists, intellectuals, and activists have advocated a wide range of causes.
Diana Taylor (Department of Performance Studies, New York University) “Performance Protest: The Children of the ‘Disappeared’ Take to the Streets”
Peter Chelkowski (Department of Middle Eastern Studies, New York University) “Rite of Passage/Passage of Rite: From Iran via India to Trinidad”
Carol Wells (Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles)
“La Luche Sigue: From East Los Angeles to the Middle East”
Haggai Ram (Department of Middle East Studies, Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba, Israel) “Multiple Iconographies: Political Posters and the 1979 Iranian Revolution”
Moderator: George Yudice (Department of American Studies and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University)
Co-sponsored by the Kevorkian Center, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Grey Art Gallery at New York University, in association with the Iran Heritage Foundation.