Immigration: Art/Critique/Process

Immigration: Art/Critique/Process

In this two-day symposium on art and immigration, leading creative and critical voices come together to move the discussion beyond the territorialization of identity, and focus instead on the dynamic, ongoing processes that continually refashion our common social fabric. Featuring artist presentations, film screenings, lectures and a series of Q&A sessions, the symposium examines the creative endeavor in multiple, simultaneous vectors of collective becoming, and the potentialities in our mutual entanglements and reciprocal imaginaries of the future. Also under examination are issues of biopolitics  and the impact of the climate crisis on global migration. Presenters include critical theorist Claire Colebrook; virtual reality and immersive journalism pioneer Nonny de la Peña; cultural critics and curators Kency Cornejo, Jennifer Doyle, Ruth Estévez, Michael Ned Holte, Ricardo Roque Baldovinos, Tyler Stallings and Pilar Tompkins Rivas; and artists Nao Bustamante, Rafa Esparza, Regina José Galindo, Harry Gamboa Jr., Louis Hock, Chico MacMurtrie, Ronald Morán, Yoshua Okón and Javier Toscano.

For more information visit http://immigration-art-critique-process.com

Schedule:

 

Immigration: Art/Critique/Process

 

Organized by James Wiltgen (School of Critical Studies, CalArts) and Beatriz Cortez (Department of Central American Studies, CSUN)

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 17

 

4:00 – 4:30pm Opening Remarks:

 

James Wiltgen

 

4:30 – 6:30pm Performance:

 

Regina José Galindo

 

Rafa Esparza

 

Nao Bustamante

 

6:30-7:30pm 

 

Border Crossers

 

Chico MacMurtrie

 

7:30 – 8:30pm Reception

 

8:30pm Documentary:

 

Frontera: A Sketch for the Creation of a Future Society (77 min., 2014)

 

A Project by Laboratorio 060

 

Direction: Lourdes Morales, Javier Toscano, Iván Lomelí

 

Followed by a Q&A with: Ruth Estevez and Javier Toscano

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 18

 

10:30 – 11:00am Opening Remarks:

 

Beatriz Cortez

 

11:00am – 12:30pm Cultural Critique:

 

Michael Ned Holte

 

Kency Cornejo

 

Ricardo Roque Baldovinos

 

12:30 – 2:00pm Break for lunch

 

2:00 – 3:30pm Curatorial Practices:

 

Tyler Stallings

 

Pilar Tompkins Rivas

 

Jennifer Doyle

 

3:30 – 4:00pm Coffee Break

 

4:00 – 5:00pm Virtual Reality:

 

Use of Force (2014)

 

By Nonny de la Peña

 

Followed by a Q&A with Nonny de la Peña

 

5:00 – 5:30pm Coffee Break

 

5:30 – 7:30pm Visual Art:

 

Louis Hock

 

Ronald Morán

 

Harry Gamboa Jr.

 

7:30 – 8:30pm Reception

 

8:30pm Keynote: “Scale and Refuge”

 

Claire Colebrook

 

 

 

Organized by James Wiltgen, of the CalArts School of Critical Studies, and Beatriz Cortez, of the Department of Central American Studies at California State University, Northridge.

Associated Images: 

Date/TimeGM/STCA
THU 3/17
4:00 pm
$11  $8FREE
FRI 3/18
10:30 am
$11  $8FREE

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff