STOP. LOOK. LISTEN. Art and Social Justice

The University of Arizona School of Art Visiting Artists and Scholars Series, 2018-2019

Cesar Cornejo, Puno MoCA Presents Havana Museum of Contemporary Arte (2015), 18 ‘ x 23 ‘ x 7 ‘, laminated plywood, aluminum, metal, etc.

Cesar Cornejo

January 17, 2019, 5:30 PM  |  Center for Creative Photography, Rm 108

Lecture: When Making Art is Not Enough, approaches to socially engaged art and Andean Reciprocity

This lecture will touch upon several socially engaged projects that Cornejo has carried out in community and gallery settings over the last 15 years. Not limited to showing documentation, he will address aspects related to the behind the scenes circumstances that surrounded some of the projects, raising broader questions about the complex relationship between art and society. Cornejo will also explain how his background in architecture and experience growing up in Lima and living and working in different cultures has influenced his working process. He will also address the concept of “Reciprocidad Andina”, (Andean Reciprocity), which has parallels with his art practice.

Bio: 
Cesar Cornejo creates work that reflects critically on socio-political issues and explores the relationship between art, architecture and society in its broadest sense. Growing up in Lima, Peru I was struck by the sharp contrast between landscapes of extreme poorness and opulence that coexisted in that city. Probably as a consequence of that early exposure, my artwork strives to bridge the gap between opposite realities with the aim to create a new one. Cornejo’s work has been included in exhibitions such as the California Pacific Triennial 2017, XII Havana Biennial, Busan Biennial 2008, V Biennial del Barro de America, Venezuela and the Biennial S-Files Museo del Barrio, NY. He has received awards and residencies from the Creative Capital Foundation, Bellagio Center of the Rockefeller Foundation, The George A and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council among others.

Rebeca Méndez

Rebeca Méndez

October 11, 2018, 5:30 PM  |  Center for Creative Photography, Rm 108

Cassils

Cassils

November 29, 2018, 5:30 PM  |  Center for Creative Photography, Rm 108

Cesar Cornejo

Cesar Cornejo

January 17, 2019, 5:30 PM  |  Center for Creative Photography, Rm 108

Andres L. Hernandez

2018-2019, Residency culminating in a public event and lecture  |  Dates and venues TBA