August 29, 2019 – 6:30 pm

Gallery Talk: Surrealist Art Encounters Politics

presented by Robin Adèle Greeley, associate professor of art history, University of Connecticut

Meet at the exhibition entrance
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s explores the Surrealists’ portrayals of monsters, fragmented bodies, and other depictions of the grotesque as metaphors for the destabilizing consequences of war and psychological fears and fantasies of unbridled power. Learn about the impact of the Spanish Civil War and political discord on Surrealist art during this gallery talk with Robin Adèle Greeley.

Robin Adèle Greeley specializes in modern and contemporary Latin American art and has published widely on the relationship between art and politics. A founding member of the Symbolic Reparations Research Project, she is currently engaged in analyzing policies and practices of aesthetic memorialization in symbolic reparations for victims of human rights violations in the Americas. Her most recent book is La interculturalidad y sus imaginarios: Conversaciones con Néstor García Canclini (Barcelona: Gedisa, 2018).

 

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