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Friday, April 7

Off the Wall: Informal Discussions About Art—Enrique Chagoya: Art as Dissent

Art & Lunch Discussion
Time: 12:15pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125 and Lower Lobby

Juliana E. Dunn ’19, Robert F. Reiff Curatorial Intern

Mexican American artist Enrique Chagoya is a self-proclaimed “cultural cannibal” who believes that art thrives in the midst of social political crisis. Deftly imbuing borrowed images with contemporary political critique, Chagoya reconsiders Los Caprichos in an homage to Francisco de Goya. His dark and biting satirical works juxtapose popular American iconography, from Disney princesses to political figures, with grotesque demons, reminding us that history and culture are constructed by those in power and are hardly as pretty as they seem. Join Julianna Dunn ’19 to explore the museum’s holdings of Chagoya’s Clinton-era etchings, Return to Goya’s Los Caprichos. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Director of the Arts, and the Committee on the Arts. Lunch is provided. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

Enrique Chagoya