Basta! Symposium: May 5, 2016

Symposium: Thursday, May 5, 2016

In the Moot Court: 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice New Building, 524 west 59th street
(between 10th and 11th avenues, 6th Floor) 
from 3-6 pm

Followed by an Opening Reception at the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery from 6-8pm

Estrellita Brodsky, Gustavo Buntinx, Claudia Calirman, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Gabriela Rangel, Isabela Villanueva, andartists Mondongo and Javier Tellez

This symposium offers a discussion among Latin American scholars and artists on responses to art and violence in Latin America today. The challenge is how to render brutality in the visual arts without adding more dismay to it. How to represent violence without aestheticizing it to the level of the banal? How to honor the death of those who were destitute of legal and political representation? How can artists address the region’s rampant corruption, social inequality, crime, the unlawful operations imposed by the drug cartels in a responsible way, given the paradoxical dilemma: How to visually address what is beyond representation?

Keynote Speaker: Gustavo Buntinx

“Poetics of the Remains: Melancholies of Violence in Contemporary Peruvian Art”

For more information please contact:

The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
860 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019