David Winton Bell Gallery

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Friday, October 18, 2013

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

3:30pm
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.

3:30pm
Welcome and Introductions

3:45pm
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

4:30pm
Daniel Hernandez
Editor, VICE México, Mexico City
Hanging Brown Men</