Summer Symposium Time – Art and Migration in the Age of Globalization

Hi, Henry fans! I’m Marian, the Henry’s new Communications and Engagement Intern for the summer. I’m working with Betsey Brock to let you know what’s coming up at the Henry, and I’ll be posting here regularly. I look forward to your comments and meeting you at Henry events!

Are you interested in learning more about the global migration and displacement of indigenous communities as a topic of contemporary art? We have a few interesting opportunities coming up for you this summer:

In conjunction with the American Ethnic Studies Department at UW, there will be a panel discussion entitled, Art, Indigenous Communities and Migration in the Age of Globalization in the UW Ethnic Cultural Theatre, as well as an art exhibition entitled, Art & Migration: Takeda and His Disciples in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.  It features Takeda along with filmmaker Yolanda Cruz, and scholars Erasmo Gamboa (UW American Ethnic Studies) and Agustín Jacinto Zavala (Colegio de Michoacán, México),and will be moderated by UW professor Lauro Flores.

The exhibition will display 24 pieces by Shinzaburo Takeda and twelve of his most esteemed current and former students. Finally, on Thursday, June 28th at 7:00pm, the Henry will be having a screening of the film, 2501 Migrants: A Journey, a full-length documentary that follows the story of the artist Alejandro Santiago, who leaves his home of Oaxaca, Mexico for a brief stay in France, and upon his return finds the Oaxaca has become one of Mexico’s “leading exporters of human labor.” Deeply affected by what he sees in Oaxaca, Santiago amazingly creates 2,501 life-size figures as a commemoration to each individual who has migrated from his village. Filmmaker Yolanda Cruz will give an introduction to the film. Don’t miss these exciting and thought-provoking events which take place on June 27th, 28th, and 29th.
See the trailer for the film:

Art & Migration: Takeda and His Disciples
June 26-July 20

Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Art, Indigenous Communities and Migration in the Age of Globalization
Wednesday, June 27 2012 at 7:00 p.m
UW Ethnic Cultural Theatre
3940 Brooklyn Ave. NE

2501 Migrants: A Journey
Thursday June 28th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Henry Auditorium

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