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Vik Muniz at Notre Dame

Author: Paola Uparela

​From his studio in São Paulo, the contemporary artist Vik Muniz joined the Spanish class “The Symbolic Enchilada” via video conference last Wednesday, November 11th. Muniz discussed the historical relations between art and different visual regimes, media interfaces, the fragility of visual memory, and waste as raw material for both artistic creation and critical thinking. He answered questions from Notre Dame students regarding his involvement in education, visual literacy, creativity and a pedagogy of liberation. Muniz also presented his recent work Sandcastles, product of his time at MIT, as well as his most recent project on the materiality of memory and family photo albums.…

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Cannibalism and Art

Author: Paola Uparela

On October 7th, Professor C. Jauregui’s “The Symbolic Enchilada” class had the privilege of speaking with the curator Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga by videoconference. Students partook in a virtual tour of  the “Canibalia” exhibit (curated by Morandeira and originally displayed at the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris | Feb 6 – April 26, 2015) followed by a Q&A session. The exhibit explores the construction of the cannibal as the bricolage of historical documents, contemporary works and objects. 

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