What can performance and visual studies learn from each other? A two-day symposium, “Visuality + Performance + Social Critique,” hosted by New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (53 Washington Square South) on September 25 and 26, explores evocative sites of intersection between performance and the visual by considering artists who work in both forms. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, focuses on Latin America, the Latino/a U.S., and Spain, highlighting the rich contributions of Iberian and Latin American studies to these fields.
For more specific information on symposium sessions, the public may call 212.998.3650 or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc.
The symposium opens on Thursday, September 25, at 2 p.m. with a welcome address by Jo Labanyi, director of the King Juan Carlos Center. Other participants on Thursday include political performance artist Coco Fusco from the Parsons School of Design; NYU Professor Edward Sullivan, art historian; members of the Barcelona artist-activist collective, Yomango; and the Peruvian theatre company, Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, who will perform on Thursday evening.
On Friday, September 26, at 9 a.m., sessions continue and participants that day include Ricardo Dominguez of Electronic Disturbance Theatre (San Diego/Tijuana); Estrella de Diego, art historian from Madrid; and keynote speaker Susan Meiselas, MacArthur-Award winning photographer. Afternoon sessions on September 26 take place at NYU’s Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street.