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April 25, 2024 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Thompson 102

Join us for a talk with Claudia E. Zapata, the Associate Curator of Latino Art at the Blanton Museum of Art! This event will take place on UMass Amherst campus, Thompson 102, on April 25, 2024 from 5:30 to 7pm. All are welcome.

Activist artists' roles are fundamental to counter our perceived experiences, for the political print demands an instigative motion to carve out an alternative future, not of fiction or speculation, but a tangible promise for a better tomorrow. The lecture "Radical Printing: Chicano and Latinx Graphics since 1965" details Chicano and Latinx artists' generational legacies as they use the political print as a counter-narrative. Zapata will cover resistance images that have played significant roles in advocating a new social consciousness, acting as markers for communal empathy and political solidarity. Political printmakers like Rupert García, Yolanda López, and Ernesto Yerena Montejano exemplify activist artists' concurrent positions to demand civil disobedience, as Zapata argues while challenging art world conventions to relay their timely messages.

This event is kindly sponsored by the Department of the History of Art and Architecture and the Lois E. Toko Lecture Series Fund (College of Humanities and Fine Arts).