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LatinXAmerican Podcast, Episode 10: Nicole Marroquin

Friday, April 16, 12pm

As part of our Latinx Initiative and our current exhibition LatinXAmerican (January 7–August 15, 2021), DPAM is proud to partner with Ivan LOZANO of Archives + Futures (A+F), a podcast for and about Latinx and Indigenous visual artists of the Americas. LOZANO will interview ten artists featured in DPAM’s exhibition LatinXAmerican and each episode will be released every other Friday beginning Friday, December 4).

In this tenth and final episode, Ivan interviews Nicole Marroquin about the Texan experience vs the Michigan experience, how punk music can lead to liberation, learning how to be better from younger generations and leaving breadcrumbs for them, CPS, pedagogy, and how her practice makes the public history of student movements and institutions in Chicago accessible. A truly inspiring conversation and a perfect end to the season!

Presented by DePaul Art Museum in partnership with Ivan LOZANO of the Archives + Futures Podcast. This podcast is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

On the episode's release date, you can find this episode in the podcast section of our LatinXAmerican exhibition site.


Pablo Helguera: Unrequited (Chicago works) in conversation with Daniel R. Quiles

Thursday, April 8, 6:00pm

Mexican artist Pablo Helguera presents two works connected to his relationship with Chicago, where he lived for a formative decade attending art school and initiating his artistic career. He will launch his video work Evanston: 1989 and will read from his 2008 novel The Boy Inside the Letter, based on his art school diaries and documenting his first years as an immigrant and a young artist on the verge of early adulthood. Pablo Helguera will be in conversation with Daniel R. Quiles, an art critic and associate professor of art history, theory and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

This program is generously supported by the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts


LatinXAmerican Podcast, Episode 9: Diana Solís

Friday, April 2, 12:00pm

As part of our Latinx Initiative and our current exhibition LatinXAmerican (January 7–August 15, 2021), DPAM is proud to partner with Ivan LOZANO of Archives + Futures (A+F), a podcast for and about Latinx and Indigenous visual artists of the Americas. LOZANO will interview ten artists featured in DPAM’s exhibition LatinXAmerican and each episode will be released every other Friday beginning Friday, December 4).

In this ninth episode, Ivan interviews Diana Solís about her early experiences with art and community organizing in Pilsen, her family’s interest in art, going back to art school after a successful career in commercial photography to become a painter and how the pandemic brought her back to photography. We also talk about the incredible archive of images of queer history she photographed throughout her life and has recently started bringing out of storage.

Presented by DePaul Art Museum in partnership with Ivan LOZANO of the Archives + Futures Podcast. This podcast is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

On the episode's release date, you can find this episode in the podcast section of our LatinXAmerican exhibition site.


Frontera y Periferia // Border and Periphery: A Virtual Collaboration by Dignicraft with Xochitl Flores-Marcial, Feike de Jong, Omar Martínez, and Dewey Tafoya

Thursday, March 25, 6:00pm

Frontera y Periferia // Border and Periphery is a series of conversations on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis during the pandemic between the Tijuana-based collective Dignicraft and four participants: Interdisciplinary Historian Dr. Xochitl Flores-Marcial, Journalist Feike de Jong, Photojournalist Omar Martínez, and artist Dewey Tafoya. For this program they will present images and videos and will reflect on the manifestations of the border and the periphery in the cities of Los Angeles, Tijuana, and Mexico City.

Frontera y periferia // Border and Periphery​ es una serie de conversaciones entre el colectivo Dignicraft y 4 participantes: historiadora interdisciplinaria Dr. Xochitl Flores-Marcial, periodista Feike de Jong, fotoperiodista Omar Martínez, y artista Dewey Tafoya. Ellos reflexionarán sobre las manifestaciones de la frontera y la periferia en las ciudades de Los Angeles, Tijuana y la Ciudad de México para concluir con un encuentro virtual (panel vía zoom) que permita un diálogo con el público del ​DPAM​.

This program is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


LatinXAmerican Podcast, Episode 8: Karen Dana

Friday, March 19, 12:00pm

As part of our Latinx Initiative and our current exhibition LatinXAmerican (January 7–August 15, 2021), DPAM is proud to partner with Ivan LOZANO of Archives + Futures (A+F), a podcast for and about Latinx and Indigenous visual artists of the Americas. LOZANO will interview ten artists featured in DPAM’s exhibition LatinXAmerican and each episode will be released every other Friday beginning Friday, December 4).

In this eighth episode, Ivan interviews Karen Dana about growing up the daughter of immigrants in Mexico City, wanting her work to serve as a catalyst for conversations about issues of labor (especially the labor of women), and the ways that motherhood has changed her practice.

Presented by DePaul Art Museum in partnership with Ivan LOZANO of the Archives + Futures Podcast. This podcast is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

On the episode's release date, you can find this episode in the podcast section of our LatinXAmerican exhibition site.


Screengrab Paintings: Dushko Petrovich

Thursday, March 18, 6:00pm

Dushko Petrovich will discuss a series of screenshot paintings he has been making during the pandemic. After pulling these photographs, maps, and graphs from the flux of his online experience, Pertrovich decided to translate them into paintings—in hopes that the shifts in physicality, scale, and means of circulation would give them a second, more reflective existence. Petrovich will discuss this in-progress body of work in relation to his previous painting projects and his publishing practice. Dushko Petrovich is a co-founder of Paper Monument, where he has published numerous critically acclaimed and bestselling books, including Draw It with Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment; Social Medium: Artists Writing 2000-2015; and As Radical, as Mother, as Salad, as Shelter: What Should Art Institutions Do Now? Petrovich currently chairs the New Arts Journalism department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

This program is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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LatinXAmerican Podcast, Episode 7: Alejandro Jiménez-Flores

Friday, March 5, 12:00pm

As part of our Latinx Initiative and our current exhibition LatinXAmerican (January 7–August 15, 2021), DPAM is proud to partner with Ivan LOZANO of Archives + Futures (A+F), a podcast for and about Latinx and Indigenous visual artists of the Americas. LOZANO will interview ten artists featured in DPAM’s exhibition LatinXAmerican and each episode will be released every other Friday beginning Friday, December 4).

In this seventh episode, Ivan interviews Alejandro Jiménez-Flores about discovering, empowering and nurturing Florencio––the main “personae” they count as a collaborator in their practice––learning to follow their instincts and the importance of artist-run spaces and community.

Presented by DePaul Art Museum in partnership with Ivan LOZANO of the Archives + Futures Podcast. This podcast is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

On the episode's release date, you can find this episode in the podcast section of our LatinXAmerican exhibition site.


Making Words Things: Alberto Aguilar explores DPAM Museum Collection

Thursday, March 4, 6:00 PM (CST)

Artist Alberto Aguilar––featured in LatinXAmerican––will activate the text based works that lay dormant in the collection of Depaul Art Museum by presenting them as a virtual multimedia presentation. This selection will be purposely arranged and performed by him with students from his Making Words Things class at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Participants in order of appearance: Jason Smith, Claire Huver, Alisa Chavez, Kirsten Kibler, Kamille Johnson, Junmo Kang, Natalie Castillo burner, Eros C Backus Think, Natalie Castello, Hailey Pesner + Logan Sutera, Kevin Clyde Tate, Sobe Okoye.

Presented by DePaul Art Museum in partnership with the Department of History of Art & Architecture. All of DePaul Art Museum's winter 2021 programs are generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Image: Oli Watt, Conservation (1998). Plastic, vinyl, light switch, light switch cover. Collection of DePaul Art Museum, gift of the artist 2012.19

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On Repatriation: A panel discussion with artists Claudia Peña Salinas and Gala Porras-Kim, and DePaul Professors Patty Gerstenblith and Morag Kersel

Monday, March 1, 1:00pm

This panel “On Repatriation” is in conjunction with Claudia Peña Salinas’ Quetzalli, a site-specific installation at DePaul Art Museum that centers on the Aztec headdress, Penacho de Moctezuma, an object that has become a symbol of national identity for both Mexico and Austria. Quetzalli highlights the issues around the provenance of ancient artifacts and the role museums play in formulating cultural identities. Peña Salinas is joined by artist Gala Porras-Kim, who is featured in DPAM’s current LatinXAmerican exhibition and has treated “symbolic repatriations” through deep research in various museums. Prof. Patty Gerstenblith, Professor of Law at DePaul University and Director of its Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law, and Prof. Morag Kersel, Archaeologist and DePaul’s director of the Museum Studies Minor, have lectured widely on the protection of antiquities and cultural heritage.

This program is co-presented with EXPO CHICAGO. EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art features leading international galleries alongside one of the highest quality platforms for contemporary art and culture. Hosted within historic Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, EXPO CHICAGO presents a diverse program, including /Dialogues (presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and Exchange by Northern Trust, an unrivaled talks program for both public and VIP audiences; IN/SITU, dynamic on-site installations highlighting large-scale sculpture, film, and site-specific work; and major public art initiatives, including IN/SITU Outside, public art installed throughout Chicago Park District locations, and OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project, a curated selection of international artists throughout the city’s digital billboard network. The EXPO CHICAGO program also features an unprecedented commitment to host curatorial initiatives during the exposition, including the Curatorial Forum in partnership with Independent Curators International (ICI), and the Curatorial Exchange, which partners with foreign agencies and consulates to expand the exposition’s global reach. EXPO CHICAGO is the publisher of THE SEEN, Chicago’s only international journal of contemporary and modern art criticism, distributed throughout the United States and Europe.

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Queer Networks in Latinx Art with C. Ondine Chavoya

Thursday, February 25, 6:00pm

A specialist in Chicanx and Latinx art, C. Ondine Chavoya presents on queer networks in Latinx art and explores the works of LGBTQI artists in DPAM’s exhibition LatinXAmerican. Chavoya co-curated a number of historical exhibitions including Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. (2017) which mapped the intersections and collaborations among a network of queer Chicano artists and their artistic collaborators from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. This period was bookended by the Chicano Moratorium, gay liberation, and feminist movements on one end, and the AIDS crisis on the other. C. Ondine Chavoya is a Professor of Art History and Latina/o Studies at Williams College, where he teaches courses in contemporary art and visual culture. This program is moderated by LatinXAmerican artist Sam Kirk.

This program is presented by DePaul Art Museum in partnership with the Center for Latino Research, the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, the Latinx Cultural Center, and the Department of LGBTQ Studies. All of DePaul Art Museum's winter 2021 programs are generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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