David Winton Bell Gallery

Event Details

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Strangest Fruit: A Symposium | Vincent Valdez | The Strangest Fruit

List Art Center Auditorium

The David Winton Bell Gallery will present a symposium in conjunction with the opening of Vincent Valdez: The Strangest Fruit on October 18, 2013 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm.  The Strangest Fruit, Valdez's new series of ten large-scale paintings, references the lynching of Latinos in the United States and metaphorically illustrates the persecution and oppression felt by contemporary Latino Americans. Monica Muñoz Martinez, Daniel Hernandez, and Vincent Valdez will respond to the works and the histories and contemporary experiences that fostered them. An opening reception will follow at 6:30 pm.

Welcome and Introductions

Monica Muñoz Martinez
Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin
Reckoning with Anti-Mexican Violence: Visual Legacies of State Sanctioned Violence in Texas, 1910-Present

Daniel Hernandez
Editor, VICE México, Mexico City
Hanging Brown Men

Vincent Valdez
The Strangest Fruit