The School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons will hold a symposium on October 3 titled, Human Rights and Human Wrongs: Performance and Politics in Guatemala. This event will bring together visual artists, cultural theorists, and investigative journalists, and will explore how contemporary art engages with the struggle over official public memory of civil strife in Central America. This symposium will formally launch a new Intermedia Initiative at Parsons.
The symposium will feature contemporary artists Regina Galindo, Anibal Lopez, and David Perez. Their work explores the effects of state violence on everyday life through the combination of body art, street actions, video, and photography. The artists draw attention to recent histories of political unrest, genocide, and urban lawlessless.
The artists will be joined by art historian Johanna Burton (Whitney Independent Study Program), Performance Studies scholar Jill Lane (NYU), cultural theorist Silvia Vega-Llona (The New School) and National Security Archive Senior Analyst Kate Doyle, who will discuss the artists work and the social context in which they are immersed.
The symposium will be taking place from 2:00–6:00 p.m. at the Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th street. For more information visit the Parsons events calendar .