Talk: Olga Viso, Senior Curatorial Advisor and Curator of Juan Francisco Elso: Por América in dialogue with Paul A. Rogers, The Gerry Grout Director of Education and Engagement
Viso and Rogers discuss the challenges of creating an exhibition for multiple audiences and across US-Cuban borders, and explore the thematic and contextual richness of Elso’s art.
Wednesday May 31, 6-7:30PM
Tour: Olga Viso, Senior Curatorial Advisor and Curator of Juan Francisco Elso: Por América with Curator Julio César Morales
Wednesday June 21, 5-5:45PM
Film Screening and Talk: Artist Sandra Ramos in dialogue with Olga Viso, Senior Curatorial Advisor and Curator of Juan Francisco Elso: Por América and Julio César Morales, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson Executive Director and Co-Chief Curator
A post-screening dialogue with the artist about her short animated films that examine the complexities of daily life, migration, and gender politics in Cuba during the Special Period.
Wednesday June 21, 6-7:30PM
Talk: Poet Anna Flores in dialogue with artists and thinkers Estephania González, Carolina Aranibar-Fernández, and Estrella Esquilín
A roundtable discussion about polycultural identity in the making of the contemporary Americas.
Saturday July 15, 1-2:30PM
Talk: Juan Francisco Elso and Mexico: Curator Cuauhtemoc Medina in dialogue with artist Magali Lara (in Spanish with English translation):
A discussion about Elso’s deep cultural and aesthetic ties to the nation of Mexico and Mesoamerican cultural traditions.
Wednesday July 19, 12 PM MST
Talk: Constellations: Artistic Responses, Migrating Identities, and Displacement Participants TBD
A Collaboration PhxArt, ASU Art Museum and CALA Alliance
A conversation about artistic and aesthetic responses to migration, immigration, and displacement.
Wednesday September 6, 6-7:30PM
Talk: Artist Tania Bruguera in dialogue with Olga Viso, Senior Curatorial Advisor and Curator of Juan Francisco Elso: Por América
A dialogue about Bruguera’s insight into the aesthetic world of Elso, her experience as his student, and her own artistic practices and activism in support of freedom of expression for artists and civil liberties in Cuba.
Thursday September 14, 6-7:30PM
Tickets available here: https://phxart.org/events/