Friday, May 18, Professor Indych-López will speak at the symposium, Art and Culture on the US-Mexico Border: 2,000 Miles of Imagination that Unite and Divide Us, at the Stanford Humanities Center.
She will discuss her recently released scholarly monograph on Chicana public artist and muralist Judith F. Baca, as well as other Latina/o art production that contends with border culture, transnational diversity, immigration and dislocation, historical ruptures, and the visual construction of racial, ethnic, gender, and class identities.
Also featuring participants Ana Raquel Minian, Enrique Chagoya, Alejandro L. Madrid, and Chon A. Noriega, the symposium will examine how art and music are shaping social, cultural, and political identity in the US-Mexico border region. Topics covered will be painting, murals, street art, music, and Latino cinema as the chief art forms that define border culture and expression. In addition, the program will explore the recent “Pacific Standard Time” (PST) art exhibitions, funded by the Getty Foundation, as the largest collaborative effort ever mounted by arts institutions on the Southwestern border about Latino art, history and heritage.
Professor Indych-López is Professor of 20th-Century Latin American Art at City College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her work investigates Latin American and U.S. modernisms as well as Latinx and U.S.-Mexico borderlands contemporary art, focusing on trans-American exchanges, the polemics of realisms, and public space. Her book on Judith F. Baca, (UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and The University of Minnesota Press, 2018) received Silver in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the category for Multicultural Adult Non-Fiction. Part of the A Ver: Revisioning Art History series, the book probes the public artist’s aesthetic strategies to activate the contested socio-political, spatial, and racial histories of Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s. Her past books have included Muralism without Walls: Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros in the United States, 1927-40 (2009) and Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art (2011; co-authored with Leah Dickerman for the exhibition of the same name at The Museum of Modern Art, New York).
[image: Anza De La Tierra (2009), by Judith F. Baca, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, Tx. Used by Permission.]