Lecture: Urban Vanguards and Rural Revolutionaries
Panel: Can the Vanguard be Represented? A Discussion on
Latin American Culture and Politics in the 1950s and ’60s
Wednesday, November 14, 3–6 pm
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU
53 Washington Square South (between Thompson and Sullivan Sts.)
This lecture and panel discussion will explore the relationship between modernist art and left politics in Latin America. Following his talk, David Craven, Professor of Art History, University of New Mexico, will engage in dialogue with Daniel James, Mendel Professor of Latin American History, University of Indiana; Deborah Poole, Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University; and Jean Franco, Professor Emerita of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University. In particular, speakers will examine the tension between modernizing aspects of the left political and cultural project and the search for the “authentic” (that is, not neo-colonial) Latin America typically associated with the rural and indigenous. Moderated by Barbara Weinstein, NYU Professor of History.
Supported by Professor Herman Berkman. Organized by NYU’s Department of History and co-sponsored by the Grey Art Gallery. Information: 347/804-6851.