Program

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

7:00 pm : The Graduate Hotel Ballroom. 1309 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Opening Remarks by Fernando Operé
Keynote Address: Silencios, Juan M. Echavarría, Fernando Grisalez & Gabriel Ossa.

Event is open to all; we recommend to RSVP

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September 30, 2019
All panels will be held in: The Harrison Small Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. Event is open to all; we recommend to RSVP

9:30 am. Coffee and Registration.

10:00 am. Opening Remarks by John Unsworth

10:30 am. Panel I: Aesthetics of Confrontation.
Kaitlin M. Murphy– “Creative Interference: Artistic Activism in Times of Crisis.”
Anne Garland Mahler– “Plurality, Mutuality and the Gray Zones: Searching for a Visual Language of Liberation”
Sophie Esch– “The Firearm as Cultural Artifact: Arts & Arms in Latin America”
Eduardo Ledesma– “Glitch as Subversion: Scrambling Official Signals in Contemporary Cuban Art”

12:30 pm. Lunch

2:00 pm. Panel II: Imagining ‘Post-Conflict’ Colombia
Tania Lizarazo– “Postconflict Utopias: Imagining Peace in Chocó, Colombia”
Mathilda Shepard– “A Subtle Form of Protest: Literary Magazines as Subterranean Resistance in Putumayo, Colombia”
Yolanda Sierra León– “¿De qué sirve una taza al proceso de paz de Colombia? A propósito de una serie fotográfica de Juan Manuel Echavarría y Fernando Grisalez”

Art Exhibition: Silencios: a photographic essay by Juan Manuel Echavarria; with the collaboration of Fernando Grisalez. Monday, Sept 30 – October 30, 2019.
Where: Nau Hall, South Lawn Commons. 1540 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22904
Opening & Reception. Date: Monday, Sept. 30, 6:30 pm – 9: 00 pm .
Exhibition Opening: 6:30 pm” A conversation with artist Juan Manuel Echavarria. Moderated by Prof. Nichole Flores (Religious Studies) . Where : Nau 211.
Exhibition Reception: 7:45 pm: Catered by Avocado Company. Where: Darden Lobby (3rd floor of Nau-Gibson, South Lawn Commons)

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019:
All panels will be held in: The Harrison Small Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. Event is open to all; we recommend to RSVP

9:30 am. Coffee.
10:00 am. Opening remarks by Carmenita Higginbotham

10:30 am. Panel III: Performance and Confrontation
Tanesha Hudson– “A Legacy Unbroken: The Story of Black Charlottesville”
Andrew Rajca– “Cinematic Aesthetics and the Right to the City in São Paulo”
Livia Stone– “This is how I want to see my people”: Filmmaking and Popular Struggle in Mexico”
Theresa M. Davis and The Black Monologues Project– “Resist…Reform. Rise! Cultivating The Revolution With Black Monologues”

1:00 pm. Lunch

2:30 pm. Panel IV: Art, Justice and Public Space
Anthony Guy Lopez– “The Atrophy of a Colonialist Trophy: The University of Virginia George Rogers Clark Memorial Sculpture. A critical contextualization and interpretation of violent public art”
Free Egunfemi– (((WORD SOUND POWER))) “The evolution of a people powered lexicon for Commemorative Justice”
Kasey Jernigan– “An Indigenous Alternative: historical trauma as public narrative and meaning-making”

5:00 pm. Reception ending the Symposium
The Harrison Small Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia.

7: 00 pm. Dinner for speakers. Maya Restaurant.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019:

12:00 pm. Artists with students.
The Faculty R-Lab in Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library
. Event is open to all; we recommend to RSVP

6:00 pm. Screening of Bocas de Ceniza (Mouths of Ash). Spanish with English subtitles.
Presentation by Fernando Grisalez.
Vinegar Hill. 220 W Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
. Event is open to all; we recommend to RSVP