New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center will host a series of talks on art and photography in Latin America and the United States beginning October 1. All events, which are free and open to the public, take place at the Center (53 Washington Square South, between Thompson and Sullivan Streets) and begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 212.998.3650 or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc.
- Thursday, October 1, 6:30 p.m. “Between Accuracy and Aesthetic: Documentary Photography, Photojournalism, and Social Photographic Practices in the 1970s and 1980s,” a roundtable on Latin American photography, will discuss documentary photo practices in the 1970s and 1980s in which the distinctions between truth and fiction and drama and objectivity were eroded. Panelists include: Photography historian Sagrario Berti; artist Luis Roldán; and photographer Susan Meiselas. The session will be moderated by Gabriela Rangel, director and curator of the Visual Arts Department at the Americas Society. This event is organized in collaboration with the Americas Society. In English.
- Thursday, October 15, 6:30 p.m. A talk with artists Luis Camnitzer and Liliana Porter will include a presentation of the book New York Graphic Workshop, 1964-1970 (2009) by curators Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro and Úrsula Dávila-Villa. The book is published by the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin as part of the museum’s exhibition of the same name, which presented for the first time an in-depth historical analysis of the New York Graphic Workshop (NYGW), a group founded in 1964 by Camnitzer, Porter, and José Guillermo Castillo. The artists will discuss their work and ideas while working together at the workshop as well as how the NYGW years shaped their current artistic practice. In English. The event is support by the Office of NYU’s Dean of Humanities, the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, and the Barbara Duncan Centennial Endowed Lectureship.
- Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 p.m. “Copiar El Edén. Arte reciente en Chile” (“Copying Eden. Recent Art in Chile”), a book presentation and discussion on contemporary Chilean art, will include: curator Gerardo Mosquera, author of Copiar El Edén. Arte reciente en Chile; artist Jorge Tacla; author Josefina de la Maza; and art critic Christian Viveros-Faune. In Spanish. This event is organized in collaboration with the International Center of Photography (ICP).
- Wednesday, November 11, 6:30 p.m. Milagros de la Torre, a Peruvian photographer based in New York and Mexico City, will discuss the complex issues raised by her rich and varied body of work in a conversation with Kristen Lubben, associate curator at the International Center of Photography (ICP), and NYU’s Miriam Basilio, an assistant professor of Art History and Museum Studies. In her quietly powerful still-life photographs, de la Torre evokes issues of violence and memory. De la Torre’s recent series “Bulletproof” is included in “Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video,” on view at the International Center of Photography from October 2, 2009 through January 17, 2010. In English.